Digital Library

Cambridge Library members have access to a wide range of free online resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Resources available online include eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eLanguage Learning, and eResources such as databases, newspapers and tutorial programs.



Visit BorrowBox to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles from all genres and caters to all ages. Apps are available for both Android and Mac devices. More information is available

Library member login:

Username: Library card barcode number

Password: 6014

Library patrons can borrow four films a month with access to over 30,000 films, television series titles and documentaries from top film suppliers including: Madman Entertainment, Ronin Films, The Criterion Collection and The BBC.

Create an account providing the requested details, access your email and verify the link provided. Enter your Library Card Number and start browsing. More information is available here(PDF, 177KB) .


Next Reads Reader Advisory Service

Need something to read but not sure where to begin? Let our expert staff guide you. Complete the Next Reads form and within 5 working days we will email you a recommended reading list with five great new titles for you to explore.

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WA Public Libraries Online Book Club

A new online book club for members across Western Australia to read and discuss a selection of books (changed every few months). Digital copies will be available for members to read for free via the Freading website or the Freading app. A great way to connect with other readers and broaden your booklist!

Cambridge Library and the State Library of Western Australia are pleased to provide library members access to the WA Public Libraries Digital Media collection, a collection of over 41,500 fiction, non-fiction, junior, young adult and adult eBooks and eAudiobooks. Digital magazines are also available for loan including: Better Homes and Gardens, Delicious, Australian Women's Weekly and Money magazine.


Access the OverDrive website from your PC or Mac, or if using a mobile or tablet, download the Libby app


 Local Studies


Ancestry Library Edition

This popular database lets you explore your family history through Australian and overseas historical records, including census records, birth, marriage and death records, settler, convict and immigrant lists, directories and newspaper obituaries. Also available are photos, maps and historical publications. Ancestry is only accessible from within Cambridge Library. Please see library staff to gain access.



Ancestry from home

Offered for a limited time only (currently until end of December), Ancestry can now be accessed for free from home! You will need to log in with your Library card number and password to access this database- if you require assistance please contact the Library. After logging in, click 'Resources' and then 'Access Ancestry from home' to access Ancestry online.




Community News Online

Read a digital edition of the local Western Suburbs Weekly or other Community Newspaper titles.

Please note: The Community Newspaper Group (including Western Suburbs Weekly) has been retired as of August 2021 and relaunched under Perth Now. As such the above webpage only provides access to archived issues up to July 29, 2021.


Post Newspapers

Read the latest news from around the Town at The Post Newspaper online.


The West Australian Digital Archives

Read digital editions of The West Australian from as far back as July 2004 to as recent as yesterday!

To get started, ask Cambridge Library staff for the username and password, and access the site from the library or at home.