Waiamakariri Libraries created an amazing Māori Language Collection called Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
A range of apps that make using the library easier.
Grab your library card, remember your PIN number and jump right in!
Waimakariri Heritage website - a place to conserve and curate community memories and taonga.
To assist teachers, Waimakariri Libraries have a feast of resources available to help teachers feed students who are hungry for knowledge.
We have a collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and children’s eBooks.
Library members can access these on their own eReading device (tablet, phone etc.) or computer. All loans are free of charge.
You will need your library card number and PIN number to access our eBooks from home. No library card? Contact your library or signup online here. Forgotten your PIN number? Ask at your library or reset online - go to the catalogue, select Login, then forgot PIN.
Would you like access to FREE e-books and e-audiobooks? Download Borrowbox!
BorrowBox has a great range of e-books and e-audiobooks for adults and children.
If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can download the free BorrowBox app from your app store, then you can login with your library card and pin number. Watch this instructional video for help on downloading and using the BorrowBox app.
You can also use BorrowBox on your computer or most e-readers - Access BorrowBox on your computer here, you will need the free Adobe Digital Editions software to use BorrowBox on your computer or transfer it to your eReader device.
Please read the instructions how to download an eBook to your Kobo here.
Watch a video tutorial on BorrowBox here. (Niche academy)
We have added an eMagazine collection to our BorrowBox platform.
There are 39 titles in the collection at this point and we hope to add more in the near future. The digital collection has many of the same titles that our physical collection has plus a few new ones.
You can borrow up to 5 magazines at a time for a loan period of up to 1 month per title.
Would you like access to FREE e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines?
Overdrive contains 1000s of e-books, e-audio and e-magazines, including e-magazines in languages other than English. Access Overdrive on a computer or laptop here.
If you have a tablet or mobile device, Libby is the easy to use app which provides access to OverDrive. Download Libby onto your mobile device or tablet, then login with your library card and pin. Watch this video on how to download, set-up and use Libby.
Overdrive can also be accessed on your computer or most ereaders - you will need the free Adobe Digital Editions software to transfer items you borrow to older eReader devices – some newer Kobo ereaders have Overdrive already installed.
Watch a video tutorial on Libby/Overdrive here. (Niche Academy)
Over 2000+ online picture books for kids in 60+ languages, including Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. Each picture book is read aloud, and is paired with an English language version.
Also available via the LOTE4Kids app on your Play store or App store.
Watch and listen to some of your favourite stories being read by Australian and New Zealand storytellers at home, as well as in the library.
To access Story Box Library at home:
Unlike Borrowbox and Libby, you won’t need to login with your library card details to access these digital libraries.
Offers over 60,000 free downloadable e-books in a variety of formats for all e-readers. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Open Library is a database of over two million digitized books, including classic and public-domain texts, as well as a growing collection of books of all kinds donated by libraries around the world. Books can be downloaded or read online.
New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection comprises significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
There are more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they’re all free!
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. Designed and managed by award-winning New Zealand publisher Bridget Williams Books, the Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-first century.
The Collection is primarily designed to:
Evolve over time using a platform built on open standards that are built to last.