Resources & Services

Adult

 

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Adult Fiction - Free

Large Print books - Fiction and Non Fiction

Quick Reads - A small collection of condensed popular fiction titles

Non Fiction - Includes hunting, fishing, craft, separate biography and Maori sections

History Room - Collection of history books including our West Coast collection (multiple copies are available for issue)

Magazines - a great range of magazines available

DVDs - A fantastic selection of over 700 DVDs ($3.00 for 1 week)

Music CDs - From pop to country, there's something for everyone ($2.00 for 1 week)

Talking books - Recorded books on tape and CD for adults ($2.00 for 1 week)

National Library Talking books - Collection of books on tape and CD for adult borrowers (free)

OverDrive - OverDrive is a free digital media platform which allows you to download e-books and audiobooks.  Click here  to access OverDrive now

Junior

 

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Children's books - Fiction and Non Fiction, Picture books, Board books, Beginning, Early Fluency and Advanced Readers

Graphic Novels - Great selection of graphic novels

Children's computer - Loaded with educational games for children to use in the library

Music CDs - Selection of music for children (free)

DVDs - Selection of DVDs for children ($3.00 for 1 week)

Talking books - Recorded books on tape and CD for children (free)

Read To Me - A small collection of storybook and CD (free)

National Library Talking books - Collection of books on tape and CD for children (free)

Young Adult

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Young Adult - Fiction, Non Fiction and Quick Reads

Graphic Novels - Great selection of graphic novels

 

Other Resources

 

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Online Databases - Up to date access to magazines, journals, newspaper articles, encyclopedias, health database (accessed with your library card)

Online Databases - click here

givUS- A free online service offering funding information for whanau, clubs and community groups -(You will need to enter your library card number to access givUS)

 Enter givUS here

givME - is New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development. givME holds details of over 2200 funding schemes. (You will need to enter your library card number to access givME)

 Enter givME here

Exult - We facilitate a number of workshops for community groups covering topics like, sponsership, fundraising, volunteer related topics. For those organisations who feel a little 'stuck', we also run a great session on problem solving and thinking outside the square! (It will without-a-doubt change the way your organisation runs.)  click here to read more

 

Newspapers - A selection of newspapers from around New Zealand. Westport News is available online. Please ask staff.

Reference - Including encyclopedias, Dictionary of New Zealand biography, Council information

Telephone Directories - are available online - click here

Electoral Roll - All of New Zealand

Wireless Headphones - For listening to Freeview TV (issued on a library card)

Jigsaws - Rental ($1.00 for 6 weeks)

Laptops - Available for use in the library for 13 year olds and above. Issued on library card

Digital Slide Scanner - Turn your old slides into digital images for free. See staff for more information

Digital eReader - The Kobo eReader is loaded with 100 classic titles. Can only be used in the library

OverDrive - OverDrive is a free digital media platform which allows you to download e-books and audiobooks.  Click here  to access OverDrive now

 

 

Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (Free Internet)

 

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The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa provides free access to broadband internet services in public libraries so that everyone can benefit from accessing, experiencing and creating digital content. We have 5 computers available. As the computers are so busy we limit the time to 30 minutes per person per day. Click here to read our Internet Usage Guidelines

Printer - Black and white printing available - 30 cents and 40 cents double sided

Wifi Hotspot - Free

Wireless Printing - Available, see staff for assistance. Charges apply to printing - A4 - 30 cents and 40 cents double sided

A3 Flatbed Scanner - Free to use. USB stick required

Services

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Photocopying - Black and white A4 - 30 cents and A3 - 50 cents. Colour copying A4 - $2.60 and A3 $4.10

Fax service - Domestic $3.00, International $5.00, Received $1.00

Homework Help - Between 3.30 and 4.30pm the Children's Librarian is available for help - Click here to read more

Book Covering - Please enquire at issues desk for more details

Housebound Service - If disability, age or illness prevents you or someone you know from regularly coming into the library, enquire about our Housebound service.

 

Inter-library Loans

 

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We can borrow books from other New Zealand libraries ($7.00 per item). Please note that some books may cost more if they are from a University or Specialized Library.

Click here to Contact Us

Search the National Library Catalogue

Books held by the National Library can be searched here - http://nlnzcat.natlib.govt.nz/

Books held by other New Zealand Libraries can be searched here - http://www.natlib.govt.nz/catalogues/nzlc

Library Policies

Expected Standard of Behaviour Policy - Click here

Customer Service Policy - Click here