Digital Library at Home

Published: 31-Aug-2021

Want easy access to a large collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and more? Look no further than our online resources!

Visit our eLibrary page and find out about our range of eResources for children and adults.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Movies, StoryBox Library, New Zealand Geographic and more!

Many of these resources require your library card and pin number to access them.

If you don't know your pin number, email us at or send us a private Facebook message, with your full name and library card number and we can reset it for you.

If you live in the Waimakariri District and are not currently a library member, you can join the library here and get a temporary membership. If you need any help joining, email or message us and we can help you join so you can access these resources.

BorrowBox - Our fastest growing and most popular app. Once you have downloaded the app to your device, you can login with your library card and pin number and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks. This app is super easy to use, and is very popular with both adults and children.

Libby - Our newest eBook, eAudiobook and magazine app. Again, this has a very large collection of materials, but has quite a different look to BorrowBox.

Story Box Library - the link to this website can be found on the link below. You will need to login with your library card and pin number, and from here you will be able to access some great kids storybooks, read by the authors or well known New Zealanders and Australians.

Kanopy -  Stream inspiring films and documentaries anytime, anywhere with Kanopy. You will need to log in with your library card and PIN and then create an account. Then you will have acces to over 10,000 titles, with new content being added every month there is something for everyone, kids included.

Tumblebooks - contains hundreds of animated storybooks, and educational resources. The link to this can be found on the link below. You will need your library card and pin number.

New Zealand Geographic - The online version of the magazine NZ Geographic. Articles, video, and images from two decades. Articles from 1989, plus over 160 hours natural history film documentation.

Pressreader - Read current New Zealand and International newspapers and magazines. Online copies of the print versions from the latest issue to the previous 60 days. Access over 7000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages.You will need your library card and PIN to get started.

Mango Languages - Access to over 70 languages including Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, Italian and Japanese. It also contains lessons for people wanting to learn English. Simply log in using your Waimakariri library barcode and PIN, then create a Mango profile to save your progress.