Business & Employment

Let information drive your success

There are plenty of resources at Waimakariri Libraries to help with:
  • Planning & running a business
  • Leading & managing staff
  • Career development
  • Employment

Search the library catalogue to find books, ebooks, eaudio-books and magazines on a huge range of topics.

Online resources

These free databases and apps all require a library barcode and pin to access them. Library membership is free and you can join online.

Press Reader

Press Reader – allows you to read today’s papers from around the world. Also access full-page digital editions of thousands of magazine titles.

LinkedIn Learning App

LinkedIn Learning -

Be inspired to learn the latest software, creative and business skills. Train for a new profession, brush up on existing skills, or discover a new passion. LinkedIn Learning provides access to online workshops, resources and content to help you develop skills and grow in your career.

For a guide to using the resources, view this tutorial: LinkedIn Learning

An app is also available for Android and Apple - download LinkedIn Learning from your Play store or App store, then to set up

  1. Choose Sign in
  2. Choose Sign in with your library card
  3. Enter your library ID - Waimakariri so it reads
  4. Then enter your library card and pin - makes it easier for small business in New Zealand to  understand and comply with government, and succeed by packaging content and advice from across government departments into tools and resources designed with small business in mind.

Enterprise North Canterbury - works alongside businesses to provide support and identify key areas to enable businesses to develop and grow.

New Zealand Legislation - Current New Zealand legislation, including the Building Act, the Employment Relations Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Statistics New Zealand: Data for business - View statistical business tools, data, and case studies all in one place to help you start and grow your business.

CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) – provides plain English information for employers and employees, also explores starting up a business and health and safety at work.

Digital Boost -  Free online resources to help you use digital tools to support your business.