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Resources Available

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including large print
  • Audiobooks - books recorded on CD
  • Magazines - a wide range of titles
  • DVDs - for adults and kids
  • BluRay discs - for adults and kids
  • Music CDs - including rock, popular, alternative, easy listening, classical, jazz, world, country, blues and children's
  • Launch Pads - educational games tablets for children
  • iPads - digital tablet device
  • Console Games - Nintendo Switch, XBOX ONE, and PS4 games
  • eBooks - available in ePub format or to download directly onto certain devices via dedicated apps
  • eAudiobooks - can be played on any MP3 device or downloaded directly onto certain devices via dedicated apps
  • eMagazines - a wide range of titles from around the world in various languages
  • Movie Streaming - documentaries and indie films from Australia and around the world
  • Newspapers
  • Books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs are also available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, and Italian
  • Disc Golf Discs - available to borrow from Clarinda Library for use on Disc Golf Course at Bald Hill Park

For information about loan periods, renewals and the number of items allowed per borrower, please visit Borrowing Information on the My Library page.

Available Magazines

Kingston Libraries subscribes to over 300 different magazine titles which are reviewed annually. If there is a title that you would like us to consider adding to our collection that does not appear on the Magazine Holdings list below please let us know using the Suggest an Item for Purchase form.

Download Magazine Holdings (104KB)

Community Languages

Kingston Libraries have books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and DVDs in a number of community languages, at the following branches:




Clarinda and Westall


Clarinda and Westall


Clarinda and Westall



Note: If you would like items in any one of these languages but cannot get to the library where the items are held, speak to the librarian at your local Kingston Library branch and they will assist you with alternative arrangements.

The City of Kingston includes a wide range of cultures and languages. To find out what’s available in your language you can browse our online catalogue or search our catalogue for specific items.

Genealogy and Local History

We hold an extensive collection of genealogy resources from Australia and overseas at our Parkdale branch, including birth, death and marriage records, shipping and passenger lists, cemetery records and census information. For further details go to our Genealogy and Local History pages or go to the Kingston Local History website.

Collection Information

Collection Management Policy

The Collection Management Policy is a planning document produced by the Library that identifies and communicates the long and short-term collection goals and policies of Kingston Libraries. It aims to provide a general framework for the development of all collections, and is devised and maintained in consultation with library staff and customers.

The Policy is currently undergoing annual review. Please check back at a later date.

Standing Order Lists

If an author or series is on a standing order list, we automatically buy any new titles published by that author or from that series. You can still check the catalogue to see if we already hold a title, but if a new book by a standing order author or series is not listed, we will be purchasing copies.

Download Adult Fiction Standing Order List 2022-2023 (529KB)

Download Junior Authors Standing Order List 2019-2020 (111KB)

Download Junior Series Standing Order List 2018-2019 (56KB)

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