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.


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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.

We have a step-by-step guide to getting started or read these FAQs for more information.  If you are new to online training start with this short course on getting the most from this resource, how to use Linkedin Learning.
An app is in development and will be released soon but for now use LinkedIn Learning through your mobile web browser.



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.]


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

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 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.