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Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.

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Bridget Williams Books - The NZ History Collection

Provides online access to over thirty years of award-winning history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books - includes over New Zealand history 90 titles

Bridget Williams Books - Treaty of Waitangi Collection

Gathers together some of the finest writing and scholarship on New Zealand's founding document online - including access to award-winning histories and commentaries, such as Claudia Orange's The Treaty of Waitangi

Index New Zealand

An index of abstracts and descriptions of articles in New Zealand publications over the last 30 years to the present in English, and from September 2007 in te reo Māori. Although INNZ doesn't have the full text of articles, it indexes a huge number of New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals, and can be hugely useful for finding articles in your area of interest.

Libby, by OverDrive

Read and listen to eBooks & eAudiobooks - over 50,000 titles available across all genres, including New Zealand authors

Lingogo app

Lingogo is a library app dedicated to epic stories in indigenous languages.

Read and listen to stories in te reo Māori and Pacific languages with audio and English translations! Great for beginner and intermediate language learners as well as fluent speakers.

Maori Land Court Minutes Index

An index database providing easy, quick reference to over 1100 minute book records, 1865 and 1910. May include whakapapa as proof to a person's right to succession to the land (note - this is not a fulltext database)

Niupepa: Māori Newspapers Digital Collection

The Niupepa: Māori Newspapers Digital Collection is an electronic collection of over 17,000 pages taken from 34 separate periodicals.

Most of the titles originally available through this project are now available through Papers Past - to find all the Niupepa titles available, scroll down to the 'Māori Newspapers' section of About Papers Past

Papers Past

Digitised New Zealand newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers from 1839 to 1945. Coverage includes The Evening Post from 1865 to 1945, and The Dominion from 1907 to 1920, plus many other early Wellington region publications.

Te Aka - Māori Dictionary Project

Search the Maori dictionary with the online version of Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index. A comprehensive, online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations.

Te Ao Hou

A magazine published by the Department of Māori Affairs between 1951 and 1976 which aimed to "provide interesting and informative reading for Māori homes". Its strength is in its treatment of 'social' conditions and issues of the day

Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

In Māori, Te Ara means 'the pathway'. Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. The site also includes New Zealand's last official encyclopedia from 1966. It is published here in full, with all the original drawings, maps and photographs

Waitangi Tribunal Reports

This site includes the published reports of the Waitangi Tribunal as well as information about the Tribunal and its duties