Library and information service

Dementia Australia library

Our national  library service provides access to quality dementia related information. The service supports people living with dementia, family carers and friends  as well as people working in dementia care practice and allied health areas.  

Resources contained in our library range through books, journals, ebooks, audiobooks and video content. Coverage by the collection is vast including dementia care practice, memoir, fiction, resources for children, clinical information about different types of dementia  as well as practical information for caregiving.


Browse our comprehensive library catalogue

Access Ebooks and Audiobooks   24 hour access to resources


Contact us about becoming a borrower.


Who can use the Service? 

To access many of the services provided by the library you need to be a member of Dementia Australia.  Non-members, including students, are welcome to browse the library collections and to research onsite.

Where are Libraries located in NSW?

The main Library is located at our North Ryde Resource Centre in Sydney and we have branches in the Dementia Australia offices at Bega, Newcastle and Port Macquarie. These Libraries contain over 5500 dementia related books and multimedia resources. Dementia Australia  has also donated dementia related collections to public libraries throughout New South Wales (check your local library for details).     

We will post library resources to you. Ring us on 02 9888 4218 or email.

At Your Public Library is an initiative undertaken by Dementia Australia NSW Library to place dementia related books and resources into public libraries throughout New South Wales.   From 2003 until 2011 over 5000 books and multimedia resources, covering a range of topics relating to dementia, have been placed in selected New South Wales public libraries. For a library near you check Public Library locations.


The library team has carefully selected a range of new digital resources of some of our most popular titles for people living with dementia, care partners, family members and healthcare professionals. You can download the digital resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week from anywhere! And there’s also no postage costs.

This new service, is free library members. You can now borrow popular digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the e-library at: and entering your login.

Dementia Australia Library News

Subscribe to the Dementia Australia NSW Library blog to stay up-to-date with the latest research and information related to dementia. The updates include all new resources in the library as well as recommend reading and viewing lists, and one of our most popular services, the abstracts of all articles in the journals we subscribe to.

 The service is free to join

  • All posts are archived and searchable           
  • Posts can be viewed by topic area, eg: care practice, drug therapy, research         
  • You can add a comment                     
  • You do need to become a member to receive the full text articles or to borrow resources       
  • You can set up a feed (ATOM or RSS) to the post, which means that you can quickly see what has recently been added.