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Our eLibrary

Check out our extensive list of online resources below.

Far North District Libraries App

Carry the library in your pocket

Your one-stop app for all library related things.

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Read a huge range of fiction and nonfiction in our eBook collections for adults, young adults and children.

BorrowBox is home to the greatest authors of the world’s best eBooks.

For the best user experience, download the BorrowBox app:

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Libby by Overdrive offers a great range of adult, teen, and youth eBooks.

How to download an eBook.

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Check out the Community Law online manual here.


Enjoy an eAudiobook on your daily commute, a road trip or while you take a walk. Download our wide range of eAudiobooks for all ages.

BorrowBox is home to the greatest authors of the world’s best eAudiobooks.

For the best user experience, download the BorrowBox app:

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Libby by Overdrive offers a great range of adult, teen, and youth eAudiobooks.

How to download and eAudiobook.

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Magazines & Newspapers

Read current issues of major newspapers and magazines from New Zealand and around the world.

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History and Heritage

Ancestry.com is the largest online resource for family history information.

Only available in libraries.

The BWB The New Zealand History Collection

The New Zealand History collection provides access to a range of resources on the history of New Zealand and its ongoing relevance today.

The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection

The Treaty of Waitangi collection provides access to a range of resources on the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and its ongoing relevance today.

Papers Past: View digitized New Zealand newspapers from 1839-1945, including three Northland newspapers.

Rediscovery is a database providing digital access to heritage photos, documents, maps and related ephemera capturing the Far North District’s past.

Search the Te Ahu Museum collection.

Funding and Scholarships

Looking for grants or scholarships for yourself or your community group?

Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa.

You can use Generosity NZ's online platform to search for billions of dollars worth of opportunities - scholarships, grants and awards for individuals (using givME), and businesses, schools, community groups and clubs (using givUS).

When you first sign up you will need a library card number to access Generosity NZ. Once you have created an account you can sign in here.

If you don't have a library card, you can sign up using our online form.

Learn a language

Mango Language Courses offer an easy way to learn a new language and there are a wide range of languages to choose from.

Download the Mango Languages app to your device to have it with you where ever you go.

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Do you need some help writing your Pepeha?

Try it here

Nukutawhiti is an interactive game in te reo Maori northern dialect and supported by the Ministry of Education.

Download the free game to your device from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store

Te Ara Poutama, the faculty of Māori and indigenous development and the altLAB at Auckland University of Technology have developed an app to promote the spoken language of Aotearoa.

Apple app store download

Tatau translates to counting in Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's native language. Tatau is a competitive counting game that hopes to teach it's audience how to count to a million in Te Reo Māori.

Apple app store download


Beamafilm lets you stream indie films, search by genre, view trailers and has links for Q&A's and interviews.

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Be entertained by Kanopy a video streaming service with thousands of award-winning films and programmes, including documentaries, classic movies, world cinema and New Zealand films.

Sign up for Kanopy here. 

Kanopy is free to use with your library card barcode and pin. Kanopy works by using credits. Each month you will get 5 credits.

How credits work:

  • Each library member gets five play credits per calendar month
  • Once you press play, you will automatically use one play credit
  • You have three days to play the film you have selected, watch as many times as you want
  • When you have used your credits for the month, you won't be able to watch any more films until the first of the next month.

Watch Kanopy on your computer or download the app to your tv or mobile device.

Find Kanopy help here.

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Research and Personal Development

EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and Masterfile are research databases with international articles, journals and general information.

Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is your best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS.

Click here and use your library card to access this resource.

Have you tried Google Scholar yet?

Amazing open access content with JSTOR

Car and Motorbike Manuals

Haynes Online Car Manuals provides access to a wide range of car and motorbike manuals.

Coding Resources

Learning to code has never been cooler! Have a go with this super fun learn to code software.

Fiero Code is a browser based learn to code software for kids ages 8-18 that teaches the skills necessary to make websites, apps, programs, animations, and video games. It includes hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Fiero offers a gamified learning experience ― as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn clothes and accessories for your personal avatar.

Fiero Code is free to use with your library card barcode and pin.

On your first visit, you'll be prompted to create an account using an email address and password.

Library Code Clubs are COMING SOON! Keep an eye out at your local library!

Use Fiero Code now

Code Combat lets kids learn the basics of coding while playing a fun adventure/dungeon-delving-type game. Code Combat introduces you to different types coding languages like JavaScript, Python, HTML and CoffeeScript, while also learning the fundamentals of computer science.

Click here to start learning how to code with Code Combat.

Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for children and a coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games, and animations.

Click here to start coding.

MakeCode is a web-based coding website, it lets you have creative, interactive, and engaging programming experiences for those new to the world of programming.

Check out the MakeCode website.

Tinkercad is a free easy-to-use website where you can create 3D designs, electronic circuits, and create code.

Click here and start designing your 3D designs today.


Check out our super cool eresource Comic Plus. Comics plus gives you access to hundreds of different manga, comics and graphic novels. Your library card gives you get access to both the full collection and the children's library collection. Click on the collection you want to access and sign in with you library card and pin.

Click here to access the full collection on Comics plus.

Click here to access the children's library collection on Comics plus.

Download the Library Pass app, login with your library card number and pin to gain access to thousands of Manga, Comic Books and Graphic Novels from Comic plus.

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Last updated: 01 May 2024 10:12pm