Lake Mac Reads


Lake Mac Reads is your city-wide book club and readers advisory service.

  • Select titles from staff-curated lists by theme or by author.
  • Join Lake Mac Reads events.
  • Receive tailored readings lists  - we can help you to discover new titles and authors.
  • Our services encourage and promote a dedicated reading culture within the community as well as sharing the wonder of the written word.
  • Share your reading experiences on social media using #Lakemacreads


Lake Mac Reads Online

Ben's Online Book Club

Ben's Book Club is a digital book club available exclusively to Australian and New Zealand libraries, hosted by best-selling author Ben Hobson.


Staff Favourites

Wondering what our staff like to read in their spare time? Here are some of their top picks on our catalogue


Themed Book Collections

Are you looking for something different to read? Is there a subject you are interested in? Why not try our Themed Book Collections?

These are carefully curated lists by our specialised staff for you to have a virtual wander through and order from.

More and more lists will be added in time, so don’t forget to come back regularly.


Shelf Help

Are you looking for something new to read, watch or listen to? We're here to help.

Our team of librarians are here to provide suggestions, recommend resources and answer any catalogue enquiries.

Fill in the form below and one of our friendly staff will provide some personalised recommendations just for you.



Lake Mac Reads in Branches


Check out our genre-themed bookmarks available in all Lake Mac Libraries branches

Staff Picks

Keep an eye out on books our staff pick with 'staff picks' labels peeping through the pages.


Want a book but in a hurry? Looking for you're next read but don't know where to start? There are many dedicated displays featured in our libraries to help our patrons find their next reading spark as well as promoting our many titles available for borrowing.
- Belmont Library features a curated display of their staff picks as well as a selection of coffee table reads
- Cardiff Library currently showcases our range of Award Winners Books, updating their displays regularly with different themes.
- Speers Point Library offers a Borrower Blind Book Date, simply place the mystery book on your library card and find a surprise inside
- Toronto Library provides relaxing book nooks complimented by the panoramic lake views

All this and more is awaiting at Lake Mac Libraries