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Your Puke Ariki library membership provides you with free access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, movies and documentaries that can be accessed from your computer, smartphone or tablet.

To use the Digital Library you need to be a Library Member.
If you already have a library card, make sure you have it to hand and your pin number. If you need to reset your pin, please contact us on 06 759 6060 or fill in our online form.

If you aren't a library member, you can sign up online here.

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Library App

Use the Puke Ariki library app to renew books, search the catalogue and access our online resources straight from your tablet or smartphone.

Find out More


eBooks and eAudiobooks

Download one of the free apps below to get eBooks or eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or ereader. Each app has a different selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. All the eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can access are listed in our catalogue.

Available apps:

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BorrowBox

BorrowBox brings you a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bolinda to your tablet, smartphone, PC and ereader.

Learn more about using BorrowBox
Browse BorrowBox online

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Libby App

The Libby app lets you access a fantastic selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from ePukapuka. 

Learn more about using Libby
Browse OverDrive online

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OverDrive App

The OverDrive app lets you access a fantastic selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from ePukapuka. 

Learn more about using OverDrive
Browse OverDrive online

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uLibrary

Enjoy a wide range of eAudiobooks until 31 July. Check out our instructions for how to sign up, then browse, relax and listen. 

Find out how to sign up
Browse uLibrary online

 

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Story Box Library

Imagine the best stories being read aloud by our favourite storytellers! Inspire young imaginations as they have fun with stories, improving language and literacy skills along the way.

View the Story Box Library Collection

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Tumble Book Library

The Tumble Book Library has a great selection of children's story books. There are also puzzles and games accompanying each book, creating a fun learning experience.

Check out the Tumble Book Library Collection


eMagazines and eNewspapers

Use your Puke Ariki library card number and PIN to get free access to eNewspapers and eMagazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Available apps and online resources:

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PressReader

Read full-colour versions of recent national and international newspapers from your PC or device by logging on with your library card.

Learn more about using PressReader
Download the app or read PressReader online

Change to Pressreader content

Library users can no longer access some New Zealand newspapers remotely via Pressreader. The titles affected are owned by Stuff and include the Taranaki Daily News, the Sunday Star Times and the Dominion Post. You can still access this content through the Pressreader website when you are onsite in our libraries connected to our wifi.

You can read full-text versions of the articles in these newspapers through Newsbank from home.

 

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New Zealand Geographic

A magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment. Read it online now using your library card number.

Read New Zealand Geographic online

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Newsbank

Complete full-text content of local, regional, and national newspapers from New Zealand. 

Read newspapers online

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The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive provides online access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703 - 2003. The British Newspaper Archive is currently only available to use onsite in our libraries.

Search The British Newspaper Archive


Film and TV

Get free access to a huge range of international films, documentaries and TV shows on your computer, phone or tablet. Use your Puke Ariki library card number and PIN to login.

Films, documentaries and TV shows:

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Kanopy

Over 30,000 films and programmes free with your library card. Stream anytime, anywhere on your preferred device.

Learn more about using Kanopy
View the collection and watch films online

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Beama Film

A curated streaming collection of over 500 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites.

View the collection and watch films online


Reading Resources

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Who Else Writes Like?

Have a favourite author? Not sure what to read? Who Else Writes Like gives suggestions of writers based on a fiction author you enter. 

Search Who Else Writes Like?

 

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Who Next?

Who Next is an excellent guide to children's authors. You can search for authors and books based on child's age, genre and keywords. 

Search Who Next?


Online Research Resources

Puke Ariki also has a great selection of online databases which gives you access to millions of articles, reports, papers, statistics, publications, historical data and much more.

These databases can only be accessed by Puke Ariki Library members, so have your library card handy.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com is now available to use for free from your place. You will need to login using your library card and PIN. Free access from home is only available during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Learn more about Ancestry Library Edition
Search Ancestry

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Britannica Library

Whatever your age Britannica Library can help answer your questions about the world around you. Browse, search and learn.

Explore Britannica Library