Wellington City Libraries

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Library apps

WCL Mini - the Wellington City Libraries app

wcl mini library app icon Now you can search the catalogue, place reserves, renew items, check your card, find a library, contact us via email and social media, keep up with library events like story times, and more all from your mobile device. There's also easy, one-click access to our eBook collection. Our updated app also gives you access to a virtual version of your library card, which can be scanned by our self-issue machines, and a portal to paying your library fines and fees online.

Available for iOS and Android - see here for more details.

eLibrary and mygateway.info apps

In addition to our own WCL library app, several of the online resources available via our website offer a mobile app to support enhanced browsing, listening and reading on a mobile device - either tablet or smartphone. Most of these are available in iOS, Android and Windows versions.


libby app icon We're excited to present a new app addition to our OverDrive service called Libby, that should make eBook and eAudio use quicker, more enjoyable and less complicated. Libby has been designed to make first time mobile use of our OverDrive collection simple, with added features over the OverDrive app that would be of benefit to existing customers. Available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 - see full details: Download here

overdrive app icon The regular Overdrive app also provides access on a mobile device to the library's Overdrive eBook and eAudio collection, but includes Recommend To Library - where borrowers can recommend titles to be added to the collection - and a Chinese language interface. Full details of how to get started are available via Overdrive's Getting Started page. Available for iOS, Android and Windows and eReaders - see full details: Download here


borrowbox app icon The Borrowbox app provides access on a mobile device to the library's Borrowbox eBook and eAudio collection. Full details of how to set up your account on Borrowbox are available via our eLibrary Getting Started page. Available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

RBdigital eMagazines

zinio for libraries app icon The RBdigital app (previously known as Zinio For Libraries) provides access on a mobile device to the library's RBdigital eMagazine collection. Further details on how to use RBdigital are available on this App User Guide. Available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.


pressreader app icon The PressReader app provides access on a mobile device to the library's PressReader newspaper & magazine subscription while connecting to the WiFi network in any of our libraries or logging in first via the browser with a library card. Customers using the PressReader app will be able to download newspapers or magazines and read them offline, away from the library. Available for iOS and Android.

Naxos Music Library

naxos music library app icon The Naxos Music Library app provides access on a mobile device to the library's Naxos Music Library subscription. Enjoy over 100,000 CDs and 1,500,000 tracks of music in the palm of your hand anytime, anywhere with thousands of new and catalog recordings added every month. You can also create custom playlists: Craft playlists from your favorite compositions and organize them in folders. Available for iOS and Android.


Excio app icon Excio is your window to discovery. Receive, discover and share new and exciting images delivered directly to your mobile or tablet home screen. Follow Wellington City Libraries collections and experience amazing book covers for your device wallpaper. Discover new authors and check out OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks. For more information go to www.wcl.govt.nz/excio. Available for Android.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages app icon Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. There are 71 different languages to learn, plus a range of lessons for learning English for speakers of other languages. Whether you're planning a holiday, learning a second language for fun or have just moved to New Zealand and want to learn English, Mango is an easy and effective way to learn a new language at your own pace. Available for iOS and Android.

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS app icon Road to IELTS is an online preparation and practice resource for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work in English-speaking countries. An app is available for both Android and iOS.

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