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"One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us" - Cassandra Clare
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(LGBTQIA+ is not a genre but is a category frequently accessed so is included for ease of access)
Perfectly accessible when you're stuck at home!
Find a lot of your favourite authors, or discover new ones, via our ebook apps. As an added bonus, the latest in a popular series often comes into our collection in e-format before the paper copy arrives!
Once you have downloaded any of these apps to your device, you will need to select your library (Waimakariri) and then login with your library card and PIN number.
BorrowBox - Our fastest growing and most popular app for eBooks and eAudiobooks. This app is super easy to use.
Click here for a range of ebooks and eaudiobooks available on the BorrowBox app.
Libby - Our newest eBook and eAudiobook app. Again, this has a very large collection of materials, but has quite a different look to BorrowBox and Wheelers.
To find new reading ideas or books on different themes try the links below:
SLANZA - (School Library Association of NZ Aotearoa) has huge lists of recommended books for years 9 - 13
INSIDEADOG - fun Australian site all about books chosen by young people, for young people
Novelist Plus - gives reviews, readalikes, and suggestions by genre and appeal factors to help you find great new reads. You will need your library card to log in
We have a selection of magazines for your enjoyment at each of our three libraries. From music, to adventure sports, to fashion and mindfulness, we've got you covered.
A selection of the available magazines are highlighted below:
We have a growing collection of graphics novels and manga at our libraries see a selection of the latest in our catalogue. Our collection includes some adaptations of books from popular authors. We will always be happy to receive recommendations to buy for this collection.
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