Research Databases

Can’t find the information that you need in a book?  
Hurstville Library has free online articles that cover a wide range of subject areas, such as Australian content, Family History, Health, History, Law, Literature, Science and more. Whether you’re a family history buff interested in genealogical research, or a school student with an assignment, or just an interested browser, you’ll find something of interest in our database collection.
Search for articles and information in full text magazines, journals, primary source items, newspapers and encyclopaedias, by using your library card number as a password.

Access Hurstville Library’s Research Databases for:

  • Authoritative and reliable sources and content
  • In-depth, up-to-date information
  • Multimedia features, including thousands of videos and audio clips.
  • 24/7 access, with most databases able to be accessed anywhere internet connection is available (mobile friendly access).


Your Hurstville City Library card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local & international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

How to access: Access the State Library of NSW online resources register and log in using your Library card number