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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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AnyQuestions offers free online homework help to New Zealand school students. You can log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during the school year and chat online with a friendly librarian about a schoolwork question.


eAudiobooks & eBooks (mainly eAudiobooks) from Australia's leading provider - over 3500 titles

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopaedia articles, along with a world atlas, an online dictionary and thesaurus, articles and news headlines

Interactive: Science (Gale)

An online interactive database that covers science subjects. Access and manipulate interactive 3D models related to key scientific concepts.

Kids' eReading Room

Free eBook and downloadable eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for children. This is Overdrive's website, which is great for browsing - for app use, we recommend Libby.


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, enter your library card number into the box on the site labelled "barcode"


Complementary to the AnyQuestions homework reference service - for those times when AnyQuestions librarians are not online, you can visit the ManyAnswers section of the website to find information on popular schoolwork questions.

Middle School in Context (Gale)

Gale Middle School in Context is suitable for intermediate students, it combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more


Oddizzi site is a fun, interactive way to learn about countries that includes many topics such as rainforests, volcanoes, transport, festivals, and more

Username: Wellington
Password: oddizzi

PressReader NZ Newspapers

Gives same day, unlimited access to full-page replicas of New Zealand newspapers, with titles going back 90 days.

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch and listen to celebrated stories read aloud by Australian and New Zealand storytellers. Intended as a complementary form of delivering the experience of being read aloud to, Story Box Library provides a growing number of titles suitable for preschool and primary aged children

Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

In Māori, Te Ara means 'the pathway'. Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. The site also includes New Zealand's last official encyclopedia from 1966. It is published here in full, with all the original drawings, maps and photographs

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library for children offers picture books, chapter books, non-fiction books, educational videos and games. The picture books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an ePicture book which you can read, or have read to you!