Reference materials

Reference collection

Our reference collection includes:

  • encyclopedias
  • dictionaries in a wide range of languages
  • reference sources on health, medicine and pharmaceuticals


Back issues of national and metropolitan newspapers are available for use at all library branches.We also offer digital reproductions of some newspapers that can be accessed via our public PCs or WiFi network. These are only available for use within the library. Use the links at the bottom of this page.

Motor manuals

Held at Footscray Library, the collection includes automobile, motorcycle and light truck manuals from the 1960’s to 2000. This is a reference collection and is not available for loan. Contact your local branch for more information.