Library services and collections for Children & Youth


Need help with your homework? The library can help with locating information, free printing, copying and scanning, improve your reading with access to our Learn to Read collections in both print and eBook, and free computer access at the branch for word processing, internet access, as well as free WiFi and more.

Britannica Library


Britannica Library is a resource for kids, teens, and adults, containing over 150,000 articles across a wide range of topics. Britannica Library provides you with access to three sites in one. The Complete Encyclopaedia (Adults), the Student Encyclopaedia (Teens), and the Junior Encyclopaedia (Kids).
Britannica Library comprises more than 150,000 articles and links to over 20,000 sites which are reviewed by Britannica Editors. You can also access over 750 full-text journals and magazines. Additionally, Britannica Library includes the full Miriam-Webster Dictionary and World Atlas.
Britannica Library subjects
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Current Affairs
  • Environment
  • Health
  • History
  • Human
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
This online version contains the same information as the official print version of Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s enhanced with practical help and extra information, including photos, videos, and sound recordings. It’s easy to select your reading level and the types of media you wish to view (text, images, videos, dictionary, websites, eBooks).
Bu clicking on Content Related to this Topic, you can delve further than ever before into topics of interest and related information. A really special and super-helpful feature is the ability to double-click any word in Britannica articles. This will open a pop-up containing the definition and an audio pronunciation of the word!
How to access
  1. Visit Richmond Tweed Regional Library’s unique link at and enter your library card when prompted.
  2. Click on Kids, Teens, or Adults research areas
  3. Enjoy!

The following video by Miss Katie of Byron Bay Library shows you how to access this great free resource. If you need help, contact your local library for assistance.

Home Reading

Search the library for our Learn to Read collection of books here

Download free eBook home readers here

Premier's Reading Challenge

Borrow books to help you complete the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Search for books 
PRC K-2 here
PRC 3-4 here
PRC 5-6 here
PRC 7-9 here
Search for eBooks here

Printing, Scanning & Copying

Need to print your homework, scan something or make photocopies. Do it all for FREE at the library (limit 5 prints or copies in black &white or colour for homework only)

Word Processing & Internet Access

Use the library computers to access the internet, create documents using Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel), print homework and more. Access is free for members.

WiFi Access

Bring your own device and access the WiFi at the Library. Free for members.