Services library members can access from home

Are you confined at home and looking for things to do? Timaru District Libraries has a variety of online content to help keep everyone entertained.

  • Pick from over 20,000 titles that you can read or listen to on your tablet, smartphone or laptop for free.  Explore our popular eBooks and eAudiobooks here.
  • Try something new with FREE online courses with LinkedIn Learning. Over 6,300 courses and 267,000 tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills are all available
  • Read magazines and newspapers from around the world, including over 130 options from New Zealand with PressReader .
  • Explore our list of Digital Resources, from Ancestry (available offsite for a limited time only) and Papers Past through to Te Ara and HealthInfo and many more.
  • Choose from over 20,000 movies and documentaries through our video streaming service Kanopy.
  • Children can play online games with Busy Things, read PK Mag and access animated stories through our Kids section.
  • And our Teen members can explore eBooks, read SpineOut eMagazine or look for study help here.

You’ll need your library card number and the associated password/PIN number to access most of our eResources.

No card? No problem, sign up online now (a Digital Membership option is now available if you only wish to access our eBooks, eAudiobooks and Digital Subscription Resources/Databases).

You can also sign up for newsletters to drop into your Inbox each month to keep you up to date with the latest fiction, non-fiction, children's titles and various genres, which also include the latest in eAudio and eBook releases. To subscribe to a newsletter (or three) or to view recent newsletters, visit Email newsletters in our Services section.

If you need help you can email us at or contact us via our website or Facebook page.