• Beamafilm

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    Stream award-winning movies, documentaries and TV series for free! Watch Beamafilm from your TV, computer or device. Download the App from your App store to streamline your experience with enhanced functionality and speed. View our online tutorial.

  • BorrowBox

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    Browse and borrow bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. Loans are available for 14 days, and may be reserved. Five loans per member are available at any one time and can be renewed up to two further times. 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. View our online tutorial.

  • ePlatform by Wheelers

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    Browse and download from our collection of over 9000 eBooks (and a number of eAudiobooks), including a large array of local content from New Zealand and Australia, and a wide selection for children and teens. These eBooks and eAudiobooks are all available for 3 or 4 week loans, and any number may be borrowed. View our online tutorial.

  • Hoopla Digital

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    hoopla digital allows you to borrow MOVIES, MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS, EBOOKS, COMICS and TV SHOWS to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Download the hoopla digital App from your App Store to use on mobile devices or go to hoopladigital.co.nz to get started. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Audiobooks, eBooks and Comics are available for 21-day loans, Music for 7-day loans and Movies and TV Shows for 3-day loans. You may borrow up to 20 titles a month.

  • 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 20 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. View our online tutorial.

  • Libby/OverDrive

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    OverDrive is a collection of over 14,000 eBook and eAudiobook titles (including fiction and non-fiction for Adults, Teens and Children) and nearly 4,000 magazines. 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 eBooks and eAudiobooks at a time and for up to 21 days, and an unlimited number of magazines. View our online tutorial.

  • Bridget Williams Books

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    Access BWB’s award-winning books on New Zealand history and contemporary issues online. Collections available are: NZ History Collection (including Te Pouhere Kōrero Collection), Treaty of Waitangi Collection, Texts Collection, Critical Issues Collection, Women’s Studies Collection and NZ Sign Language Collection. Instructions: Go to BWB Collections, select the Collection you wish to browse, click on ‘Sign In’, type Timaru District Libraries under ‘Find Your Library’, click on ‘Find’. Then click on our library name that has appeared under ‘Find’, go down to the next box and enter your library membership number (for those with letters C, A or D these must be capitals) then click ‘Go’. You will need to do this each time you go into each collection.

  • 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 which 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 aim is to raise literary awareness in our ever faster, digital world of screens, as well as encouraging emerging writers.

  • Era Books Online

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    Explore Era Books Online – a vast collection of over 1400 books, games and activities where children can improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills using educational books, exercises and learning guides which will support the development of English literacy skills. This free resource includes picture and phonics books; levelled, maths and science readers; sing-alongs, picture dictionaries and interactive learning activities. All you need is your library membership number to get started – give it a go today!

  • LOTE4Kids

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    LOTE4Kids is an online database (and now an App) of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE4Kids has over 3000+ digital picture books in 65+ languages, with new books and languages released each month. Download the App from the App Store or Google Play today. Or go to LOTE Online for Kids, type in Timaru District Libraries, enter your lilbrary membership number and password and start enjoying the selection of books and activities.