Our libraries have a range of resources to improve your craft skills and give you creative ideas. If you enjoy collecting, we have guidebooks, catalogues and online resources to help you identify and look after your collectibles, whether they be Star War figurines or Royal Albert china.
Our events page lists knitting and crafting sessions at our libraries.
Find craft resources in our collection
Browse our latest crafts and collecting titles.
Find craft resources with subject searches such as:
- Jewellery making
Find collecting resources by searching for subjects such as:
- Collectors and collecting
- Doll collecting
- Military collecting
- Model collecting
- Porcelain collecting
- Stamp collecting
Magazines and catalogues
RBdigital Magazines includes several craft and collectors' eMagazines that you can download for free and keep. Titles include Interweave Knits, Jewelry Artist, Papercraft Inspirations, Woodworker’s Journal, Homes & Antiques, Smith Journal, and many more.
Find print craft magazines by searching for the name of the specific craft and the word periodicals e.g. pottery periodicals. Locate print collectors' magazines by searching for the name of the item collected and the words collectibles periodicals e.g. dolls collectibles periodicals. For catalogues, including price guides and handbooks, do a search for the item collected and the words collectibles catalogues, e.eg. porcelain collectibles catalogues.
- World Book Activity Corner
- Access to thousands of engaging projects suitable for a broad spectrum of hobbyists — from beginner to experienced, for children and adults.
- Home Improvement Collection
- Home improvement articles for the hobbyists and the professional alike. Coverage includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, and much more.
- Carters Price Guide to Antiques
- Access to prices of antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. An Australian product with New Zealand content.
- Arts and crafts for kids
- Books and websites for art and craft fun.