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 - Has our eAudio books and also a selection of eBooks for adults and children. You can download the free BorrowBox app to you device. See the help page on the BorrowBox site for more information. You can borrow 3 eBooks and 3 eAudiobooks for two weeks at a time.

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. 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.

RBDigital - Provides over 80 popular New Zealand and international magazines, which are yours to download and keep. RBDigital now also has a great range of eComics which you can borrow for 30 days at a time. To access, log in with your library card and PIN and then create an RBDigital account in order to download.  Once your account has been created, you are able to use the app.

Online Learning - Provides access to workshops, online resources and content to help you develop skills and grow in your career. For more information and how to download the app, click here. For a guide to using the resource, how to use

mango languages

Mango Languages - Provides access to over 60 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, then create a Mango profile to save your progress. To use the app, you first need to create a Mango profile through the desktop version.