Library Apps

The Library has a range of apps that make it easier for you to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines & eNewspapers, and to manage your account from the comfort of your own device!

Waimakariri Libraries App

Available for download on both Android and iOS devices. Just search "Waimakariri Libraries" in Play Store/App Store.

This app lets you access the library anytime, anywhere. Search the library's catalogue and manage your account from your mobile device, both physical and digital resources alike.

Search the catalogue

Search the library catalogue by title, author, or subject and place holds on items - from the comfort of home. You can check that books are available before heading down, or be informed when it's ready and waiting for pick up.

Manage your account

Keep track of your library account and manage your checkouts, holds, fees and account information. You can check due dates, renew items and even manage your family's accounts, all from your own device.

Two helpful features which make your reading world that much easier are:

  • The ability to scan book/CD/DVD barcodes with your device's camera to search your library for those items. Great if you want to pick up your own copy of a friend's current read.
  • And a GPS feature that helps you locate your nearest library!

The previously used Bookmyne app has been discontinued and the new Waimakariri Libraries App replaces this and its features.

Reading Apps

BorrowBox contains eAudiobooks and eBooks for adults, youth and children.

If you have a tablet or smart phone, you can download the free BorrowBox app from your app store.

Watch this instructional video for help on downloading and using the BorrowBox app.

You can borrow 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks for two weeks at a time, with the option to renew once.

Libby (OverDrive) - Has a wide range of both eAudio and eBook titles. OverDrive contains over 10,000 fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults and children.Our digital magazine content includes 3000 magazine titles for you to choose from! There will also be plenty of world language material for those who speak a second language.

Access is free for library members - just enter your library card number and PIN. The Libby app is the best way to access OverDrive on your tablet or mobile device. See the help page for more information.

Library PressReader

Read a huge range current New Zealand and International newspapers and magazines. Online copies of the print versions of the latest and current issues. Over 7000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages.

Please note : Stuff Ltd. titles such as The Press cannot be accessed through the PressReader app.

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Story Box Library

Free to download onto Apple and  Android devices, a world of stories is now even easier to access. Download the Story Box app now, featuring:

  • Over 400 diverse stories, with new stories added regularly
  • Quick and easy search filters and playlist functions
  • Language learning and auto-visual support, including  closed captioning

mint green background Owl with huge glasses is holding 2 phonesLOTE 4Kids -  Storytime in your language

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.

Linkedin Learning for Library

LinkedIn Learning – Learn digital, creative and business skills from experts in their fields. Train for a new profession 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.

Available for use on Android or  Apple, download the LinkedIn Learning app from your Play store or App store.

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

Once you have downloaded the app -

  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

mango languages

Mango Languages - provides access to over 70 languages including Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, Italian and Japanese. It also contains lessons for people wanting to learn English.

Mango uses a self-paced learning programme that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components – vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Simply log in using your Waimakariri library barcode and PIN to use this resource 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.

Then create a Mango profile to save your progress. You can access Mango Languages through your web browser, or download apps for Android and iOS but please note - to use the apps, you first need to create a Mango profile through the desktop version.TV & Film Streaming


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Kanopy - Stream inspiring films and documentaries anytime, anywhere. With over 10,000 titles and with new content added monthly there is something here for everyone. Kanopy Kids provides specific content for children and the Great Courses gives access to a fascinating lecture series on a diverse range of topics. Kanopy is free to use with your library barcode number and PIN.   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.

For more information about play credits and setting your account up, click here.