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Collections

Resources available

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including large print
  • Audio books - 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
  • CD ROMs - Educational and recreational
  • Console Games - Nintendo Wii Games
  • eBooks - available in ePub format
  • eAudiobooks - can be played on any MP3 device
  • eMagazines - a wide range of titles from around the world in various languages
  • Online Music - available for streaming and downloads
  • Movie Streaming - documentaries and indie films from Australia and around the world
  • Newspapers
  • Books, magazines, CDs, newspapers and DVDs are also available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Turkish and Italian for both adults and children

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

 Adult Fiction Standing Order List 2016-2017 (151KB)

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. 

 Magazine Holdings (48KB)

 

Community Languages

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

Language

Library Branch

Arabic

Clarinda

Chinese

Clarinda and Chelsea

Greek

Clarinda

Italian

Clarinda and Cheltenham

Turkish

Cheltenham

Vietnamese

Clarinda

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.

In addition, you can also access newspapers and magazines in a range of languages from Library Press Display available from our eLibrary page.

  

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 Historical Website.
  
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 being updated and will be available on the website when it is completed.