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!

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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! 

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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

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PressReader 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.

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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.

Britannica Online:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://library.ebonline.co.nz

Britannica Online provides three unique resource portals – one for children, one for young adults, and one for older students and adults – so it’s easy to choose an age appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects at the library or at home. Each portal gives you access to tens of thousands of up-to-date encyclopaedia entries, along with images, video, audio, maps, research tools, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, and more.

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.

World Book Online:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=NZ09012 (external link)

Founded in 1915, World Book, Inc. is a leading publisher of authoritative, age-appropriate, and reliable educational materials for children and adults. Based in Chicago, IL, World Book is committed to creating print and digital educational products that meet the highest editorial standards and ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Your Southland District Library membership gives you access to the following World Book products: World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Timelines, Early Wold of Learning, and an Activity Corner.

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?”

Who Next…?:

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

Who Next…? is an interactive online tool designed to help parents and teachers encourage children and young people to read more widely. The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one author to find other authors who write in a similar way.

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. http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.fis.org.nz/databases/FundView.php (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. http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.fis.org.nz/databases/BreakOut.php (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.