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 (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…?: (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?”


Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa.

To use Generosity (previously givUS and givME) you first need to create an account on the Generosity web site. Please follow this link (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 resource. (external link)

If you are an existing givUS and givME user all you need to do is reset your password to use the new service. (external link) .