Waitaki District Libraries

Toddler Time

Toddler Time: Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/ caregivers. Every Thursday from 10.30-11.30 including school holidays.

(published on 14/07/2014)

Wriggle & Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers. Fridays during term time 10.30 -11am at the Oamaru Opera House. Term 3 starts Julyl 24 and runs until September 25.

(published on 18/06/2014)
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You can choose from over 500 eAudiobooks and download them from our new eAudiobook portal. Login with your Library username and password and download your choices. Download and transfer your eAudiobooks to a CD, flash drive or your listening device. Get the Borrowbox app for Apple and Android devices. Download eAudiobooks from library.bolindadigital.com/waitaki


In order to access givUS (formerly FundView) and givME (formerly BreakOut)available from hosts Generosity you must be a member of Waitaki District Libraries. To find out more about becoming a library member please click HERE.

givUS (formerly FundView) is now available to access from home as well as at your local library. This database offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Every organisation has unique goals and needs, which is why we generate personalised quotes. givUS

givME (formerly Breakout) also available now from home, offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and grants for individuals seeking to pursue education, research, arts, cultural and sporting activities. It is a valuable tool widely recommended by career advisors. givME

Britannica Library

Britannica Library
Britannica Library can be accessed from home and at any one of our Waitaki District Libraries. Developed specifically for libraries, the new Britannica Library provides you with access to three sites in one, with age appropriate material from the child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection. Now students from Primary to High School will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments and work on special projects. From within the one safe site they can link to an appropriate encyclopedia article, Britannica-approved Web sites, Journals & Magazines, Multimedia, Compare Countries, an Atlas, thousands of Biographies and other learning materials. Older students and adults will find similar resources created for advanced information seekers to explore their area of special interest and everyone can save and share articles, images and videos in a personal account with My Britannica.

Ancestry Library edition

Ancestry Library Edition
Check out Ancestry library edition at Waitaki District Libraries. With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry library edition is the world’s largest online family history resource. This resource may only be accessed from within the library.

Books on Prescription

Books on Prescription

Check out Books on Prescription at Waitaki District Libraries.
The Books on Prescription scheme is an effective way of helping people with common mental health problems and is based on similar schemes that have been running successfully in the UK since 2003. WellSouth gained permission to implement the scheme in New Zealand in 2011 and began working with libraries in Central Otago. Since then the scheme has been progressively rolled out throughout Otago and Southland and is now available in all the Public Libraries in this region and to staff and students at the University of Otago through the University’s Medical Library. For more information you can go to the founding website HERE

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