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Quote of the Day

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite ~ Walter Cronkite


Bolinda eAudio Books
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

World Book Web

World Book is committed to creating educational products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence and ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Waitaki District Libraries has made it possible for you to access World Book from your home and our libraries.


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

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

Try our eBooks

Wheelers eLending Platform
We have partnered with Wheelers Books to bring ebooks to you. Find our ebooks on the Waitaki-Wheelers e-platform and download them to your device.
Sign in to the Waitaki-Wheelers e-platform with your library username and password to download ebooks.

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