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.