Our newest online learning resource, Clear Pronunciation, helps you learn all the 43 sounds of English. Take a look at the sounds by themselves, in words, and in sentences – listen, practise, compare, and improve. Through audio and video clips, activities and assessments, you will listen to English speakers with a variety of accents in everyday situations and conversations.
Access Clear Pronunciation wherever and whenever you need it on your desktop or your mobile. To get started, find Clear Pronunciation 1 and 2 on our Languages page. Log in with your library card number and PIN and either create your own Clear Pronunciation account in order to track your progress or simply continue as a guest.
Take a look at the introductory video below. A preview of what is to come! Start learning with Clear Pronunciation to speak clearly with confidence.
Ancestry Library is a research database for genealogists and family history enthusiasts that can help you trace your family history, with records from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Normally only available in-person at our libraries, during the last year, with kind permission from the people at Ancestry and ProQuest, Wellington City Libraries’ cardholders have been able to access Ancestry from their own homes. This access was due to expire, but has now been extended until 30 September 2021.
Ancestry Library includes online access to historical births, deaths and marriages and electoral rolls, and you can follow all kinds of family history leads through scans of these documents and more.