Electronic databases

Explore our online library collection

Enjoy free online access to a wealth of resources and information available from our online databases. The exception is Ancestry.com which can only be accessed at your local library.

Some of the databases below require your library membership card number to be entered and others are accessible simply by clicking on the links (see below).

The databases and what we offer

The following databases do not require your library card number:

National Library of New Zealand - This also gives you access to the New Zealand National Union Catalogue, the Australian National Bibliographic Database and OCLC WorldCat.

Index New Zealand - New Zealand periodicals and articles from New Zealand journals.

givUS and givME – these sites offer access to more than 5,000 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs, Iwi, and individuals. Find assistance for nearly everything, including:

  • Operational costs
  • Building redevelopment
  • Project based resources
  • Study and professional development.

To access GivMe and GivUs, you will have to register with your personal email address and create a password. A confirmation email to let you in to GivMe and GivUs will be sent to your email address.

Register for givUS and givME here

 

The following databases carry extra access requirements as detailed below their descriptions:

Ancestry.com - Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive genealogical tool to help users trace their family lineage or help historians access historical records. Ancestry Library Edition includes genealogical information on more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections. Highlights include UK census records for every decade from 1841 to 1901. This database can only be accessed for free in the libraries.

It is real easy to use:

  • Log onto a Library computer
  • Open Internet Explorer (this should open up to Aotearoa People’s Network page, if not search for it)
  • Click on ‘How do I get to Ancestry.com’ under Top 5 recently asked questions on the right hand side of the screen.
  • Next click on AncestryLibrary.com which will take you to the Ancestry.com website to begin your search.

Before accessing these databases you must read and agree to the conditions of use. By entering these databases you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Access to the Waikato District Libraries catalogue here. Remember your pin is the last four digits of your library card membership number.