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Digital Library A-Z

On this page you will find EVERYTHING that is available digitally with your library card! Simply click on the name of the resource to find out what it is and how to use it. If you're overloaded with information you can ask any staff member for help in any of our local libraries!

Ancestry Library Edition provides a wide and diverse variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage or help historians access historical records. Available only while in our libraries.

Beamafilm is an Australasian movie streaming service specialising in documentary and independent feature films. There are over 1500 titles available that can be streamed on your mobile device or computer at any time!

BorrowBox has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for you to borrow, including fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens, and children, with new content always being added. There is also a selection of eMagazines available in the same app! Read or listen on your mobile device or through the website on your computer.

Award-winning scholarship anywhere, anytime and on any device

BWB Collections combine some of New Zealand’s finest non-fiction narratives to provide a powerful new platform for reading, research and education.

Find the links to each collection here:

Busy Things has fun, educational games and activities for kids 3-11. Covering topics such as English, Maths, Science, Art, Geography, there is no shortage of fun!

Here you will find resources to help learners of English develop in specific areas: reading, writing, grammar, study skills, etc. Ideal for IELTS preparation: the interactive activities, advice videos, and practice tests are aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the barcode on your library card
  3. Click "Sign in / Register" then "Create an account" on right
  4. Enter your email and create a password
  5. Sign in with the email and password you just created
  6. Follow through the modules to learn!

Featuring thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga for all ages, this website something for everyone! Whether you are a reluctant reader, or ready to read something different.

Creativebug lets you enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities! Learn how to paint, draw, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more...

Self-paced learn-to-code software for kids ages 8-18. Through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, this high-impact educational e-resource prepares the youth in your library community for jobs and provides meaningful life skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Go to to register with our library (you will need to sign up the first time you visit
  • Check in any of our 5 libraries to see whether there are any code clubs being run in library to join!
  • Visit us in the library if you need help signing up!

A searchable online archive of over 10 billion records from across the globe, including parish and school records, census information, migration records and military records.

givME offers access to scholarships and awards for individuals. You can search for anything from education, research and fellowships to arts, cultural and sporting activities or career change, professional or personal development.

givUS offers access to grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Find assistance for nearly everything, including: operational costs, building redevelopment, project based resources.

Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform, and it's all FREE!

Libby provides access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks through their easy to use app. The library is constantly growing!

LOTE4Kids is a library eResource that allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. You can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 65+ languages, together with English translations.

Niche Academy provides access to a variety of tutorials on many different subjects to help you use our digital resources, look for a job, and learn new computer or mobile skills.

Overdrive provides access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks through their easy to use website. The library is constantly growing!

Enjoy unlimited online access to 7,000+ newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. Access the latest newspapers and magazines in full colour, in their standard layout, including complete editorial content, graphics, advertising, classifieds and puzzles. There is also access to the back issues for the last 90 days. Individual pages and stories can be automatically downloaded, printed, emailed, and shared.

  • Sign up with the barcode on your library card and password (if you aren't sure try clutha33 )
  • Find them in the app store for mobile or tablet, search for "Pressreader"
  • Access through the web at
  • Visit us in the library for a walk through or go to for help getting started
  • To read "Otago Daily Times" or other Allied Press titles, you will need to be on a library computer, or connected to the "APNK Library" Wi-Fi network

If you've just finished a great book and are trying to figure out what to read next, why not check out the recommendations on "Who Else Writes Like...?". This website offers reading recommendations for over 2,600 adult authors, curated by librarians from around the world. You won't struggle to find your next great read!

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the barcode on your library card
  3. Select "Clutha District Libraries" from the dropdown
  • While in the library you can ask any staff member for reading recommendations!

"Who Next...?" is an interactive online tool designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians encourage children and young people to read more widely by suggesting authors they might enjoy. The results are arranged in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+ and "Who Next...?" also suggests suitable titles for dyslexic and reluctant readers.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the barcode on your library card
  3. Select "Clutha District Libraries" from the dropdown
  • While in the library you can ask any staff member for reading recommendations!
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