Do you need funding for your community group, voluntary organisation, or club? The Funding Information Service is holding a free Fundview presentation at Wellington Central Library to show you how to find the best funding matches from over 1100 grants to pay for your:
salaries and volunteers expenses
equipment and furniture
Free to attend and no bookings required - just come along on the day.
Wednesday 29 May, 12-1pm
Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street
Wellington City Libraries provide free public access to Fundview, anytime and anywhere you have internet access. More information is available on our Funding & Community page: enter your Wellington City Libraries card number and last name to access the database.
For locations and times of other Fundview presentations coming up in Hutt Valley and Porirua, please visit fis.org.nz
The new OverDrive Read feature, allowing you to read eBooks right in your browser
An easier borrowing process as well as enhancements to wish lists and reserves!
New ‘responsive design’ – optimised so you can easily view our eBooks on mobile and desktop!
How to use the new site:
All Internet Explorer users will need the Google Chrome Frame plugin to take advantage of the option to read OverDrive ebooks in the browser. If you don’t have the plug-in, when you try and use this feature you will be prompted to download it
If you use the OverDrive Media Console app, you will need to update to the latest version in order to view the new website
New one-step checkout process:
We’re also excited about the new one-step process for borrowing eBooks. So excited, we found a video:
Wellington City Libraries now has its very own app – WCL Mini. If you regularly use a smartphone, this enables you to do a bunch of things that previously may have resulted in hair-tearing, swearing and/or mashing of fat fingers against a tiny screen. Some of the things you can do include:
checking the catalogue
checking account details (loans, reserves etc)
“book look” – scan non-library books (from a bookstore, or a friend’s collection for example) to see if the library has a copy
one-click access to OverDrive ebooks and mp3 audiobooks*
locate the nearest branch to you – get directions; find out the opening hours; give them a call
keeping up to date with our Facebook and Twitter feeds
We’ll also be building in links to some of our other online resources as we go.
Compatibility: The app is available for devices using the Apple iOs (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android operating systems. It’s also available for BlackBerry, J2ME, Palm OS, Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile.
make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi or a cellphone network
Alternatively you can search for WCL Mini in the App Store (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Google Play (Android devices).
Try it on the PC
Don’t have a smartphone? There’s a web version you can use that mimics the app. Use the same link as above in your web browser.
Let us know if you experience any technical errors, oddities or annoyances when using the app – we can feed this back to the app creators for future releases. Also, we’d love to know if there’s something you like about it. Just add your thoughts to the comments below.
You’ll find them in all our libraries – with a great range of classics, family movies, foreign films, arthouse, TV series and an excellent selection of documentaries. The choice is yours.
How do you know which ones are priced at $2? Just look for the pink strips when you next browse our library shelves. It’ll be like a mini film festival from the comfort of your own sofa! A great idea – especially now that the cooler weather’s upon us.
WCL has over 600,000 books, 450,000 magazines, and 85,000 CDs, DVDs, videos and other items at our central library and 11 branches. We are located in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Looking for your local branch? Have a look at our Library Locations page.