eLibrary

  • AudioBook Cloud

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    Listen online to audio books! There are over 1,160 books here – always available, never on hold, and no need to download. To see the list of the Children's audiobooks click on the Children link in the top bar of the website. Connect to the internet. Browse. Click. Listen. It's easy!

  • BorrowBox

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    Browse and borrow bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. Loans are available for 14 days, and may be reserved. Two loans per member are available at any one time. To browse and borrow on your mobile device, get the free app from the App Store or Google Play and start enjoying eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere.

  • ePlatform by Wheelers

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    Browse and download from our collection of over 5000 eBooks, including the largest local content from New Zealand and Australia, and a wide selection for children and teens. These eBooks are all available for 3 or 4 week loans, and any number may be borrowed.

  • Kanopy

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    Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning independent, international and classic films, as well as documentaries. To access Kanopy all you need is your library card number and your password / pin. You may borrow up to 10 titles a month and you will have 3 days in which to view each video. Kanopy Kids offers videos that will spark children's imaginations, access to all titles in Kanopy Kids is unlimited.

  • OverDrive

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    OverDrive is a collection of over 10,000 eBook and eAudiobook titles including fiction and non-fiction for Adults, Teens and Children. Access is free for library members - all you need is your library card number and your password / pin. OverDrive also has an easy to use app called Libby which you can download for iOS, Android and Windows. You can borrow up to five items at a time and for up to 21 days.

  • Short-Edition Short Stories

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    1, 3, or 5-minute short stories are available free of charge with no need to sign in. Short Édition offers free access to short literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. Many of these short stories also feature on the Timaru District Libraries' Short Story Dispenser - have you seen it yet? Pick from one minute, three minute, five minute or classic short stories. Short Édition's aims are to raise literary awareness in our ever faster, digital world of screens; encourage new and emerging writers, and highlight the importance and timelessness of literature.