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Nothing to read but can’t get to the library? Want to read, learn, and watch from anywhere? Then our digital library is for you! We have a range of amazing digital platforms that are 100% free to access, use and enjoy. We have online platforms for eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, movie streaming, online learning, genealogy and online reading challenges!

 

Did you know that you can join our library with a digital membership no matter where you live? That means that your friends and whaanau who live outside of the district can enjoy all our digital platforms too! Sign up for a digital-only membership here.

 

We can also offer bulk digital memberships for schools in our district so that you can expand your teaching resources with our digital library! Simply contact your closest Waikato District library if you are interested in bringing free online reading, streaming and learning to your school!

 

eplatform

ePlatform – eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Over 22,000 eBooks are available through Wheelers
  • Borrow up to 3 eBooks for 20 days
  • Customize your reading experience with adjustable fonts and page layouts
  • Dyslexia-friendly formatting
  • Free to access through us, sign up with your library card
  • View a brief user guide

Watch a tutorial on how to use ePlatform

Download the ePlatform app from the App Store, Google Play, Kindle Fire store or for your Windows Device.

Access ePlatform on your computer at WaikatoDistrict.wheelers.co.

pressreader

PressReader – eNewspapers and eMagazines

  • Over 7,000 newspapers
  • Magazines in over 60 languages
  • Content available for all ages
  • Accessible and adjustable formatting
  • Free to access through us, sign up with your library card
  • View a quick start guide

Watch a tutorial on how to use PressReader

Download the PressReader app from the App Store, Google Play or for your Windows device.

Access PressReader on your computer at PressReader.com.

beamafilm

Beamafilm – Movie, TV and documentary streaming

  • Stream hundreds of movies, documentaries and TV shows for free
  • Watch video from Australasia and the world in a range of languages
  • Closed captions available
  • Content available for all ages
  • Free to access through us, sign up with your library card
  • View Beamafilm's user guide

Watch a tutorial on how to use Beamafilm

Download the Beamafilm app from the App Store or Google Play. When using the app, you can cast video to your television screen through Chromecast or Apple TV.

Access Beamafilm on your computer at Beamafilm.com.

beanstack

Beanstack – Online reading programmes and challenges

  • Join as a group, family, class or individual
  • Track your reading year round
  • Take part in our online reading challenges and earn cool rewards
  • Free to access through us, no library card required

Watch a tutorial on how to use Beanstack

Download the Beanstack Tracker app from the App Store or Google Play.

Access Beanstack on your computer at WaikatoDistrict.beanstack.com.

niche

Niche Academy – Online learning and tutorials

  • Access hundreds of free online tutorials and educational videos
  • Curated collection to make your learning experience super easy
  • Receive certificates for each course you complete
  • Content for all ages
  • Free to access through us, no library card required

Watch a tutorial on how to use Niche Academy

Access Niche Academy on your computer or through your phone/tablet browser at My.NicheAcademy.com/waidc.

myheritage

MyHeritage – Genealogy and family history

  • Research your family history for free and access your family tree
  • Access billions of records from New Zealand and around the world
  • Super easy to use for people of all ages
  • Free to access through us, sign in with your library card

Watch a tutorial on how to use MyHeritage

Access MyHeritage on your computer or through your phone/tablet browser at Records-MyHeritageLibraryEdition-com.ezwaikato.kotui.org.nz.

 

 

wd libraries app

Waikato District Libraries App – Manage your account

  • Manage your library card through this handy and easy to use app
  • Manage and renew your current loans
  • Link multiple cards so that you can manage your children’s cards too
  • Access the online catalogue and place holds
  • Scan the barcode of any book to check to see if we have it in our collection for free

Download the Waikato District Libraries app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

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