Electronic databases

Explore our online library collection

Enjoy free online access to a wealth of resources and information available from our online databases. With our libraries currently closed, Ancestry.com can also be accessed remotely as well.

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 need to create your own profile using one of our library computers to get free access. Once you  have signed up in the library, you will be able to access your created profile at home. A confirmation email to allow access 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.au - 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 now be accessed for free remotely by following the following link and using your membership number and pin https://ezwaikato.kotui.org.nz/login?url=https://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com 

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.

Visit Ancestry.com.au here

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