Youth Read

"One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us" - Cassandra Clare

Hot new reads!

Browse new titles in popular genres.

(LGBTQIA+ is not a genre but is a category frequently accessed so is included for ease of access)

Detective Catalogue GenreFantasy Catalogue GenreFamily & Friends Catalogue GenreHistorical Catalogue Genre

Humour Catalogue GenreScience Fiction Catalogue GenreRomance Catalogue Genre LGBTQ+ Catalogue Genre

eBooks and eAudio

Perfectly accessible when you're stuck at home!

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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.

Borrow Box App

- 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 App

- 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.

Wide reading

NoveList Plus

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:

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Graphic novels, comics and manga

Comic in Libby app

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.

Sign in using your library card and PIN.