Digital Offerings

Waitaki District Libraries offers a range of online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, to movie streaming, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for hours....

Haynes Car Manuals Haynes Manuals All Access puts their library of world famous online repair manuals at your fingertips in an instant.

PressReader PressReader provides online access to today’s newspapers and magazines from around the world in full colour in their traditional format and layout including complete editorial content, graphics, advertising, classifieds and crossword puzzles. There are 7,000+ titles available from around the world and PressReader also provides up to 90 days of back issues and the ability to print, email and share individual pages and stories. To use PressReader you can download their app from Google Play or the Apple Store.

Beamafilm - documentary and movie streaming Beamafilm is an Australasian video streaming service showcasing hundreds of high-definition documentaries, independent features, educational and foreign films. New films are added regularly. Waitaki District Libraries members get unlimited simultaneous access whenever and wherever there is an internet or WiFi connection.Sign into the streaming platform with your library card barcode number and register your email.

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.

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 is no longer available from your home computer or digital device.  You will need to visit the Oamaru or Palmerston Library to access it.

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.