Digital Library

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Southland District Library membership gives you completely free access to a range of online services, including eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults and children. eBooks allow you to change the text size to suit your eyesight, and are the perfect way to keep up with your reading on the go. eAudiobooks allow you to listen to your books wherever you are, and are a great addition to any commute.

eBooks & eAudiobooks can be accessed through our catalogue (external link) or you can download them directly to your mobile device via the Libby and BorrowBox apps. All you need to get started is your library card and an internet connection.

Libby by Overdive

If you’re new to eBooks and eAudiobooks, Libby by Overdrive is a great place to start. It’s easy to use, and is home to our largest collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Click on a link below to get your Overdrive App!

Get the Libby app from Google Play. (external link)

Get the Libby app from the App Store (external link)

Get OverDrive for Windows (external link)

Bolinda BorrowBox

From picture books to the latest thrillers, get your eBooks and eAudiobooks on the go with this great service. If you are after New Zealand or Australian fiction, Bolinda BorrowBox is the first place to look.

Click on a link below to get your BorrowBox App! 

Get the BorrowBox app from Google Play. (external link)

Get the BorrowBox app from the App Store

 

eMagazines & eNewspapers

Southland District Library membership gives you completely free access to a range of online services, including an enormous range of national and international eMagazines and eNewspapers. All you’ll need to get started are your library card and an internet connection.

Press Reader

Press Reader (external link) delivers an endless stream of top news stories right to your screen. With access to thousands of publications from over 100 countries, PressReader boasts unlimited access to more newspapers, magazines and other digital content than any other platform. Browse online through our library catalogue  http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.pressreader.com (external link) or get the app to use PressReader on your mobile device.

Get the PressReader app from Google Play (external link)

Get the PressReader app from the App Store (external link) (external link)

Get the PressReader app from Microsoft. (external link)

Databases & Online Tutorials

Southland District Library membership gives you completely free access to a range of online services, including a collection of databases and online tutorials. All you’ll need to get started are your library card and an internet connection.

ComputerSchool

http://www.thecomputerschool.net/smartcart/scart_skillsindex.php?logname=sdladmin&logtype=2%20 (external link)

The ComputerSchool is an online computer and technology-based training centre. It provides one of the largest, most diverse, and most user-friendly technology training directories available. The engaging and detailed tutorials cover virtually all of today’s most commonly used computer programs, apps and devices. Simply select the modules or programs you are most interested in learning about and start exploring.

Who Else Writes Like…?:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=https://www.whoelsewriteslike.com (external link)

Who Else Writes Like…? is a fantastic online resource designed to introduce adult readers to novelists whose work is unfamiliar to them. It helps answer the perennial question “I’ve read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?”

givUS:

To use givUS and givME you first need to create an account on the Generosity web site. Please follow this link https://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.kotui.org.nz/gnz-signup/southland (external link) to create a free public access account sponsored by Southland District Libraries.

Once you have created a account you can then login to the the resource.  https://search.generosity.org.nz/users/sign_in (external link)

givUS offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Find assistance for nearly everything — operational costs, building redevelopment, project resources, and more.

givME:

To use givUS and givME you first need to create an account on the Generosity web site. Please follow this link https://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.kotui.org.nz/gnz-signup/southland (external link) to create a free public access account sponsored by Southland District Libraries.

Once you have created a account you can then login to the the resource.  https://search.generosity.org.nz/users/sign_in (external link)

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. It is used by those seeking to pursue education and research; arts, cultural and sporting activities; professional and personal development; and more.