Arts and Crafts

Fantastic Fiction

Discover the perfect website for finding information on Australian and international authors and their works.  Access is available from home or in any Lake Mac Libraries' branch, no passwords are required.

The largest literature study guide search engine on the web. A fantastic compilation of free book notes, study guides, book summaries, chapter summaries, and analyses available for thousands of books, plays, and poems. With indexed resources from over 23 study guide providers, including SparkNotes, Cliff’s Notes and many more, is the perfect resource for students and literary lovers.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Enjoy detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines that will meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. 

NoveList Plus

Looking for a good book? Search thousands of titles by author, title, series, plot description, or reader age to find your perfect match. Also featuring plot summaries, genre and theme based lists, discussion guides for book clubs, and book talks this is the ultimate readers resource. Access is available from home by entering your Lake Mac Libraries' card number into the Patron ID field. Free access is also available at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch.

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery

Visit the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery website to keep up to date with recent news and find out more about their services and  events.


SWAMP is an online magazine brought to you by the School of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Newcastle.  Swamp’s aim is to discover what lurks in the murky waters of postgraduate Creative Writing workshops the world over, and share the words with one and all. Access is available from home or in any Lake Mac Libraries' branch, no passwords are required.