About the Library Catalogue
With our library catalogue you can search for items held by our libraries in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford, and also search information in the online journals that we subscribe to at the same time.
With the Kōtui library management system and EBSCO Discovery Search you can:
- Search across multiple databases in a single search
- Find books, magazines and DVDs held in our libraries with ease
- View full text articles online
- Manage your own account and keep track of what you have borrowed.
Inside our libraries everyone has full access to all resources. From a home computer anyone can access the catalogue materials and get hitlists of some electronic resources, but library members can also get full access to all resources – you just need your library card number and a PIN. If you haven't already selected a PIN for your card, phone or email the library and we can set one up for you. You can change the PIN anytime yourself by logging on to My Account.
Searching is easy:
- From the Library website, click Catalogue on the top menu bar.
- Enter your search terms in the search box.
- Select Keyword, Title or Author and then click Search (Keyword is the default).
Your search results could include books, DVDs, images and magazine articles that can be read online.
Search results for 'Olympic Games'.
Once you get your list of search results clicking on a title will take you to a detailed record screen for that item. If it is for an item held in our libraries, you will be able to see if it is on the shelf, or out on loan and when it is due back.
The location box at the bottom of the screen will show you the location of the item in our libraries, or if it is out on loan, when it is due back.
Logging in to read full-text articles
If you see this box, you will need to log in with your library card number and PIN to view the article.
Enter the number from the back of your library card and your PIN, click Login and you will be able to read the article in full.
Listening to an HTML Article
When you view an HTML full-text article, you will see an option to listen to the article. You can choose between an American, British or Australian access, and a slow, medium or fast reading speed, or if you prefer you can download an MP3 file of the article to your computer to listen to later.