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Books, eBooks & eAudio

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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 Borowbox app. Listen to exclusive eAudio 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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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