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 contains eAudiobooks and eBooks for adults, youth and children.

If you have a tablet or smart phone, you can download the free BorrowBox app from your app store.

Watch this instructional video for help on downloading and using the BorrowBox app.

You can borrow 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks for two weeks at a time, with the option to renew once.

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.Our digital magazine content includes 3000 magazine titles for you to choose from! There will also be plenty of world language material for those who speak a second language.

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.

Beanstack Tracker app Beanstack

  • Participate in reading challenges created by us.
  • Track all the books each member of your family is currently reading and has finished reading
  • Use the app’s barcode scanner to quickly add titles to your reading log.
  • Record reading sessions to log reading times, or log an entire book with a click.
  • Achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row and badges for reaching reading goals
  • View your reading stats, including totals and averages of your time spent reading and titles read.

Perfect for Families and Readers of All Ages

No matter what your family looks like, you can sign up everyone in a single account. Grow your reading habits together, while logging and viewing stats for each family member. We never sell your data or use it to show you ads, so Beanstack is safe for everyone.

Online Learning

Linkedin Learning for Library

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.

mango languages

Mango Languages - provides access to over 70 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. You can access Mango Languages through your web browser, or download apps for Android and iOS but please note - to use the apps, you first need to create a Mango profile through the desktop version.



Lingogo is a library app dedicated to epic stories in indigenous languages.

Great for beginner and intermediate language learners as well as fluent speakers. Simply tap any sentence to listen to it aloud and find its English translation.

Download the free Lingogo app to your device from the Google Play store or the Apple store. Then, simply choose Waimakariri District Libraries and enter in your library card number and pin to unlock the entire collection

TV & Film Streaming

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Kanopy - Stream inspiring films and documentaries anytime, anywhere. With over 10,000 titles and with new content added monthly there is something here for everyone. Kanopy Kids provides specific content for children and the Great Courses gives access to a fascinating lecture series on a diverse range of topics. Kanopy is free to use with your library barcode number and PIN. For more information about play credits and setting your account up, click here.