Digital Resources

  • Digital Resources A - Z

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    To search some of our online resources you will need to know your library card number and your PIN/password to be able to view content, however many of our listed resources are free to the public, so have a hunt through to see what you can find. Please note - the Ancestry database is for use in our libraries only.

  • Digital Resources by Category

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    Our databases are listed here in broad subject areas – access thousands of quality electronic publications, including journals, newspapers, magazines and photos. You need your library card number and password (PIN).

  • Online Tutorials

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    Access Timaru District Libraries’ Online Tutorials for easy-to-follow instructions on how to use a range of our online resources, including Ancestry, BorrowBox, Libby, ePlatform, Kanopy and PressReader. You will also find introductory tutorials on using some popular social media networks, setting up an email account, using Google Photos and much more.

  • Featured Resource

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    You can now search census, birth, death and marriage records from a wide range of sources. This database is only free to use in libraries, you will need your library card number and password to sign in.

  • PressReader

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    PressReader allows you same-day access to more than 5000 newspapers from New Zealand and around the world.