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Resources you have access to with your library card - for students in Years 9 to 13. 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.

Bridget Williams Books - The NZ History Collection

Provides online access to over thirty years of award-winning history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books - includes over New Zealand history 90 titles

Bridget Williams Books - Treaty of Waitangi Collection

Gathers together some of the finest writing and scholarship on New Zealand's founding document online - including access to award-winning histories and commentaries, such as Claudia Orange's The Treaty of Waitangi

Careers New Zealand

The best place to start finding information is Careers New Zealand, whether you are a school leaver, thinking of a career change, returning to work or upskilling.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

This website contains over 3,000 biographies of past New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. Entries are posthumous only - there are no entries for still living prominent New Zealanders.

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

Explora Australia/New Zealand

A reference source for high school and tertiary students that searches across multiple sources in a single search. The New Zealand topic overviews are a feature in Explora that provides users with a helpful starting point for research.


Offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. Part of the Generosity NZ suite of resources - the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa.

See also givUS - for access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for community groups.

Index New Zealand

An index of abstracts and descriptions of articles in New Zealand publications over the last 30 years to the present in English, and from September 2007 in te reo Māori. Although INNZ doesn't have the full text of articles, it indexes a huge number of New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals, and can be hugely useful for finding articles in your area of interest.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

A comprehensive online literary site with information on many literary topics, authors and their works


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.

New Zealand History

Information and resources from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Three broad categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: culture and society, politics and government and New Zealand at war.

Includes information about political milestones, protest and reform, the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori leadership, Heads of State, Parliament and the people, the work of government, and New Zealand in the world

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)

Perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues.

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

Teens' eReading Room

OverDrive's Teen eReading Room - the main website filtered just for material for teens. This is Overdrive's website, which is great for browsing - for app use, we recommend Libby.