Digital Offerings

Waitaki District Libraries also offer online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to academic level research databases, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for hours....


Story Box Watch your favourite stories read aloud by some of our best storytellers. Story Box Library offers stories by Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators, being read aloud. Just enter your Waitaki District Libraries' library card number on the back of your membership card.

Wheeler's eBooks & eAudiobooks Waitaki District Libraries have partnered with Wheelers Books to bring eBooks and eAudiobooks to you. You can choose from thousands of titles and download them from our ePaltform portal onto your device. Sign in to the Waitaki-Wheelers e-platform with your library username and password.


Bolinda Borrow Box - eAudiobooks and eBooks You can choose from thousands of eAudiobooks and eBooks on the Borrow Box app. Get the Borrowbox app for Apple and Android devices.


Generosity New Zealand - is a funding and scholarships database GiveUs (formerly FundView) - lists more than 1,200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs. givME (formerly Breakout) - offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and grants for individuals. Both these databases, as well as the newer database givER is now available from home. It is a valuable tool widely used by not for profits, interest groups, individuals and high school students. This service is provided by the Generosity New Zealand.


World Book Encyclopedia Online is committed to creating educational products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence and ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Waitaki District Libraries has made it possible for you to access World Book from your home and our libraries.


Ancestry Library Edition Check out Ancestry library edition at Waitaki District Libraries. With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry library edition is the world’s largest online family history resource. PLEASE NOTE: This resource may only be accessed from within the library.


Books on Prescription The Books on Prescription scheme is an effective way of helping people with common mental health problems and is based on similar schemes that have been running successfully in the UK since 2003. WellSouth gained permission to implement the scheme in New Zealand in 2011 and began working with libraries in Central Otago. Since then the scheme has been progressively rolled out throughout Otago and Southland and is now available in all the Public Libraries in this region and to staff and students at the University of Otago through the University’s Medical Library. You can view our full list of books HERE


New Zealand Crafts and Craft Magazine and The New Zealand Potter - Access these magazines online from the Library of the Christchurch Art Gallery.