All library locations including the mobile library have a range of books for all ages to select from. In addition, we have various ways to download eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your computer or device. The Community Language Living Rooms contain collections that reflect some of the diverse languages spoken in the city.
Looking for new titles we have at the library? Check out our lists of new items.
If you don't find a title you are looking for, ask us to buy it or get it.
Access to hundreds of downloadable MP3 fiction and nonfiction e-Books and eAudiobooks for adults, young adults and children.
BorrowBox has over 3000 e-Books and 700 e-Audiobooks – new titles are being added all the time. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children. This platform focuses on Australian writers and publishers and includes many popular titles across a range of authors, genres and subjects.
You can borrow up to 10 ebooks and 10 eaudiobooks. Loan period is for 21 days (three weeks) and titles can be renewed if there are no reserves on them.
Titles can be reserved. They self expire after the due date and can be returned earlier if you want to.
Download the Borrowbox app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to listen on the go.
Access e-books and e-audiobooks at home, or on the go. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children.
Browse titles, checkout items, and download to listen on the go. Items are available for 21 days and will automatically expire. We recommend accessing ePukapuka via the Libby app.
Download the Overdrive or Libby (new) app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card.
Story Box Library
Watch your favourite stories read aloud by our best storytellers.
Story Box Library is an educational website created for Austalian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. Ever expanding content, with New Zealand material coming, short films about the creative process behind books, and at home activities for each story.
Go to Log In, select Public Library & Tertiary. Make sure Palmerston North City Library is selected and enter your library card number.
Animated talking picture books for children. Fiction, Non-fiction and foreign language titles, plus maths and read-alongs.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.
This collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children, on e-book formats. This platform focuses more on New Zealand writers and publishers, but includes many popular titles across a range of authors, genres and subjects.
Borrow up to 10 titles at any one time. Loan period is for 21 days (three weeks) and titles can be renewed if there are no existing reserves on them.
Titles can be reserved. Titles self expire and can be returned at any time.
Download the Wheelers app for IOS, Android and Windows.
Selections from our Librarians
I [love] soup ; more than 100 of the world's most delicious and nutritious recipes for all seasons
Broth : nature's cure-all for health and nutrition, with delicious recipes for broths, soups, stews and risottos