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Books, eBooks & eAudio

All library locations have a range of books for all ages. In addition, you can access eBooks and eAudiobooks from anywhere.

Looking for new titles we have at the library? Check out our lists of new items, and our archived list of weekly New Fiction Titles. You might want to sign up to receive those lists automatically - don't miss out on the great new books arriving constantly!

If you don't find a title you are looking for, ask us to buy it or get it.

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BorrowBox

Access thousands of eBooks and eAudio titles for adults, young adults & children.

The BorrowBox collection includes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults, young adults and children.

Log in with your library card, browse titles, checkout items and download to your device using the Borrowbox app. Listen to exclusive e-Audio content on the go!

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Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.

Our OverDrive collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction digital books, audiobooks and magazines for adults, teens and children.

Login to your account, to access the digital magazines.

Browse titles, checkout items and download to your mobile device using the Libby app


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Story Box Library

Watch and listen to stories read aloud by Australian and New Zealand actors, sportspeople, comedians, musicians and more.

Story Box Library gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. Activity time ideas are available for every story in the collection. With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary school aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!

To login, enter your Palmerston North City Library card number and PIN.

Download the Story Box app from your app store. Click "Log in with Library Access" then enter your Library card and PIN.

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Tumblebooks

Animated talking picture books for children, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Non-Fiction and foreign language titles, plus videos, games and puzzles.

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. TumbleBooks also includes National Geographic videos and games.

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Beanstack

A resource to encourage and monitor reading.

Beanstack is a digital platform that monitors and encourages reading. It rewards reading with virtual badges and achievements. Features include...

  • Log reading books and minutes
  • Monitor streaks of reading (consecutive days)
  • Write book reviews
  • Receive book recommendations of books in our catalogue
  • Engage in challenges and activities

The whole family can share the same account, with each reader having their own profile.

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Bridget Williams Books : New Zealand History Collection

One authoritative resource of life on these islands, from earliest beginnings to present day. Comprising 90+ titles from over 30 years of history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books.

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Bridget Williams Books : Critical Issues Collection

The Critical Issues Collection provides online access to books addressing the big issues facing New Zealand today: housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, and more.

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Bridget Williams Books : The BWB Texts Collection NEW

BWB Texts are a series of short books on big subjects featuring over 100 ebooks on a wide range of topics. Authored by leading New Zealand writers and researchers, this collection offers fresh thinking, ideas and critical analysis.

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Comics Plus Children's Library NEW

Explore comics, graphic novels picture books and manga for children aged up to 12 years.

Comics Plus Children's Library gives you unlimited access to comics, graphic novels, picture books and manga from a variety of popular publishers. All titles are available instantly with no holds, waitlists, or monthly borrowing limits.

Comics Plus Children's Library includes content suitable for children up to 12 years.  

All Library card holders can access this collection. 

Comics Plus is easy to access, all you need is your Library Card number and pin. 

 

Download the Comics Plus app from your app store.  Click on Get Started and search for Palmerston North City Library NZ – Children’s Library. 

Enter your Library Card number and pin.

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Comics Plus Teen Library NEW

Explore comics, graphic novels picture books and manga for ages up to 17 years.

Comics Plus Teen Library gives you unlimited access to thousands of comics, graphic novels, picture books and manga from a variety of popular publishers.  All titles are available instantly with no holds, waitlists, or monthly borrowing limits. 

Comics Plus Teen Library gives you access to the Children’s Library, including content suitable for ages between 13 - 17 years.   

Young adult and adult card holders can access this collection. 

Comics Plus is easy to access, all you need is your Library Card number and pin. 

 

Download the Comics Plus app from your app store.  Click on Get Started and search for Palmerston North City Library NZ – Teen Library.  

Enter your Library Card number and pin.

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Comics Plus The Full Collection NEW

Access the entire Comics Plus Collection, and read thousands of comics, graphic novels, picture books and manga.

Comics Plus Full Collection gives you unlimited access to thousands of comics, graphic novels, picture books and manga from a variety of popular publishers.  All titles are available instantly with no holds, waitlists, or monthly borrowing limits.   

Comics Plus Full Collection gives you access to the entire Comics Plus Collection, including mature content for ages 18 +.   

Access to this collection, will depend on your library card and age. For our adult library card holders only. 

Comics Plus is easy to access, all you need is your Library Card number and pin. 

 

Download the Comics Plus app from your app store.  Click on Get Started and search for Palmerston North City Library NZ – Full Collection Library. 

Enter your Library Card number and pin.

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