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Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.

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Dragonsource

Dragonsource provides access to hundreds of Chinese language magazines in both simplified and traditional Chinese for online reading

LanguageNut

LanguageNut is a fun way to learn different languages for kids and adults. There are songs, stories and games for each language so you'll be adding to your vocabulary without really realising it!

To get started at the site below, enter your library card number into the box on the site labelled "barcode"

Mango Languages

An online language-learning system with access to 60 foreign languages and 17 English language courses. You can use through your browser, or download apps for Android and iOS.

Note: To use the apps, you first need to create a Mango profile through the desktop version (first link below).

New Zealand Sign Language

Information about New Zealand sign language, which is an official language in New Zealand

Overdrive

Read and listen to eBooks & eAudiobooks - over 50,000 titles available across all genres, including New Zealand authors

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English

Oxford Reference Online

Provides access to works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers in a single cross-searchable resource. Content includes English and bilingual dictionaries, thesauruses, and dictionaries of quotations, religion, folklore and mythology. The Oxford companions to Shakespeare and American and English literature are also available

PressReader

Gives same day, unlimited access to replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines (across many subjects) from NZ and around the world. Browse by country, language or title. Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days.

You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app.

Road to IELTS - Academic

Road to IELTS is an online preparation and practice resource for IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.

Road to IELTS - General

Road to IELTS is an online preparation and practice resource for IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level

Te Aka - Māori Dictionary Project

Search the Maori dictionary with the online version of Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index. A comprehensive, online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

The website of the Maori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, includes resources for interactive te reo Maori conversations, information about the language, and links to dictionaries and other resources.