Databases

Access to all of these databases are available from any Lake Macquarie Library branch, with many of them also being accessible from home using your library card number and PIN.

Available only at a Lake Mac Libraries' branch

Ancestry.com.au

During the current COVID-19 closure, Ancestry Online is available for Lake Mac Libraries customers to access from home - see below for login instructions.

CHOICE Online

During the current COVID-19 closure, Choice Online is available for Lake Mac Libraries customers to access from home - see below for login instructions.

Findmypast

During the current COVID-19 closure, Findmypast is available for Lake Mac Libraries customers to access from home - see below for login instructions.

Login instructions for these databases

  1. Click on the "My Account" link at the top of this page
  2. Log into your library account
  3. This will load your account dashboard - click on the link for "Online Resources"
  4. Use the username and password provided to log in to the database you wish to access

Online resources Online resources page


The following databases can be accessed only from a branch computer:

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is closely connected with thier Family History Department. Please see our friendly staff if you require assistance.

Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Browse and search through every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995. Enjoy free access to articles in full at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch. Ask staff for help with access.

British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years. Free access is available at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch.