Business & Employment

Our business and employment services

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.

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

R B Digital RBdigital – download popular magazines (includes a number of computer, technology & current affairs titles)

Lynda.com Lynda.com - more than 5,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions. Courses include software, graphic design, business skills, photography, marketing, web development and much more.

Business Source Elite (ebsco) Business Source Elite (Ebsco) - full-text coverage of top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. These valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.
[Journal alerts: If there is a journal of regular interest to you, you can set up an email alert for each new issue as it appears.]

Useful websites

Business.govt.nz - 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 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.