Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Discover a comprehensive selection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals. Disciplines include: Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Science, History, Marketing, Political Science and Psychology.
Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.
Australia/NZ Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australian, New Zealand and international magazines and newspapers in full text; full text reference books; more than 90,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of more than one million photos, maps and flags. Titles include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard.
Art market information for Australian and New Zealand forthcoming auctions, past auction results from 1969 to the present, market statistics, news and opinion.
The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 650,000 works of art by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand and an additional 36,000 other artists, that have had art offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand over the last 30 years. The AASD is an indispensable tool for valuers, art consultants, auctioneers and collectors.
Please note that Lot Alerts are only available for individual subscribers not library users.
Stream hundreds of documentaries, tv series and feature films from around the world.
Beamafilm is a movie streaming platform for documentaries, and independent features. Their premium collection of award winning movies and festival favourites will inspire and entertain you.
Stream unlimited content straight from your TV, computer or device.
Simply enter your Palmerston North City Library card number, and create a Beamafilm account by entering your name, email and a password.
A great starting point for anybody researching notable figures in history.
Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure students have access to the latest information.
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 your app store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to listen on the go.
The online home for deep analysis of the big issues facing New Zealand today: housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis, and more.
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.
Essential business information from around the world. Includes detailed company and industry profiles, market share and financial reports.
The world’s leading business journals, international case studies and company overviews enable users to gain a broad and deep understanding of international business.
Palmerston North City Council archives hold records on the development of the city from 1878. You can search a list of what we hold on this database.
Archives Central is a fully-searchable catalogue of Council Archives, including a growing collection of digitised archives, sourced from participating New Zealand local authorities.
The purpose of Archives Central is to make Council archives more accessible for the community and easier to use.
Click on the logos above to view your chosen council’s homepage and search their listings; or use the search box at the top right of this page to search over the whole site.
Clear Pronunciation teaches you the 43 sounds of English.
Learn all 43 sounds of English with Clear Pronunciation by Clarity English. Take a look at the sounds by themselves, in words, and in sentences — listen, practise, compare, and improve. Through audio and video clips, and activities, you will listen to speakers with a variety of accents.
Club Sandwich is a Palmerston North City Library initiative, connecting you with clubs in Palmerston North.
Browse the Club Sandwich website for clubs that suit your taste, then contact a club through the site, or by using the contact details provided on a club’s profile. Clubs can register a club profile, manage and update their details on Club Sandwich for free.
The community archives hold records of local families, businesses and organisations. You can search a list of what we hold on this database.
This database lists the Community Archives and Research Files that are held in the Ian Matheson City Archives. The Community Archives are records of local organisations, businesses, individuals and their families, and are generally primary documents. Research files are local history topic folders and mainly contain secondary sources of information.
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.
This database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and books.
Environmental Studies and Policy provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
A constantly updated family history and genealogy website.
This link is for remote access, and is available from home until December 31 2021.
For privacy reasons, please do not start or update your family tree using this remote access account. Users will not be able to log into your own personal FMP account.
Find My Past reserves the right to close this remote access at any time.
A constantly updated family history and genealogy website.
Find My Past is a searchable online archive of over 10 billion records. Everything from parish and school records to cenuses, and from migration records to military collections from across the globe.
Available only in the Library.
The link will only work if you use a library computer.
Learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business.
Coverage includes all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
This database helps patrons interested in planning and optimizing their businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.
Create an account to access this resource.
Provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from Gale.
Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.
Searches all of Gale's literary research databases.
Gale Literature brings together all Gale literary content in a single interface. You’ll find intuitive search features and user-friendly tools that allow you to access full-text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies and more.
LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history.
Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Biographies, work summaries, images, photographs, and a glossary are also included.
Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
This collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals.
This database offers gardening hobbyists, biotechnologists, farmers and landscape architects access to more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.
General OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information perfect for researchers at all levels.
This database allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.
givME offers access to scholarships and awards for individuals.
To assist with finding funding for school or tertiary study, arts, travel, cultural and sporting activities, personal or professional development.
You need to create a givMe account to use this database. Enter your name, email, a password and your Palmerston North City Library card number.
Login to your existing givMe account, with your email and password.
Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search.
Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.
Access over 600 online manuals, covering car and motorcycle maintenance and repairs.
Unlimited access to the world’s best car and motorcycle repair manuals. Haynes Manuals AllAccess covers detailed step by step information on repair and service tasks. Every online manual includes 750+ colour pictures, 200+ jobs video tutorials, wiring diagrams and fault finding tool.
Whether you’re researching a disease or health issue, a drug or herb, or you just need some basic health information this is the place to start.
Gale Health and Wellness puts up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you’ll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Search for a full range of health related issues, from current disease and disorder information, to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. Topics of Interest include COVID-19.
A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers.
This database allows for focused study of all areas of the hospitality industry, including the cultural aspects of travel and leisure activities, the economic impact of tourism and more. It provides unparalleled coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
The National Library of New Zealand's searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from over 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers.
The National Library of New Zealand's searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers, including some from earlier in the 20th century to the current day.
Bring science to life and helps students visualize key concepts.
Aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, Gale Interactive Chemistry engages students and aids comprehension by pairing reference material with manipulatable 3D models.
Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.
Breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with Interactive Human Anatomy.
Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Gale Interactive Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research.
Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.
Gale Interactive Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects.
Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models with functionality including zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart.
Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.
Stream more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.
With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Palmerston North City Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.
Create an account with Kanopy.
15 films (play credits) per calendar month.
Once you press play on a video, 1 film (play credit) is used.
You have 3 days (72 hours) to watch each film as many times as you like.
Stream from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids.
Kanopy Kids has a wide selection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV Series, animated storybooks, live action and animated favourites for children of all ages.
You need a Kanopy account to access Kanopy Kids, and a parent or guardian must create the account.
Set up Parental Controls to ensure your kids stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.
Enjoy unlimited plays in the specially curated collection for kids.
Borrow digital books, audiobooks, and magazines using the Libby app by OverDrive.
Our OverDrive collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction digital books and magazines for adults, teens and children.
Browse titles, checkout items and download to your mobile device using the Libby app
Items are available for 21 days and will automatically expire.
RBdigital magazines are available on OverDrive from 25 February 2021.
On Manawatū Heritage you can search, share and download thousands of photographs, archives and other items about the Manawatū.
Manawatū Heritage is a living heritage tool which encourages active participation from the community by accepting digital uploads and written articles from the public. By creating a log-in, you can upload your own stories and photographs to the repository as well as comment on individual items, share your findings via email and social media, and download low or high resolution copies of out of copyright materials.
Learn about Palmerston North through themed heritage tours. This app allows the whole family to explore our history by foot, bicycle or car.
Manawatū Heritage Tours App brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning Manawatū Heritage digital repository. Mobile technology helps people to explore Palmerston North's rich and often unknown history. Current tours include Women's Places, Military Tour (Walking), and Military Tour (Driving).
Learn a language, with more than 70 world language courses available (including English).
Mango utilises an engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for new languages. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.
You need to create a profile, and then link to our Library with your library card for free access to all Mango lessons.
Māori Language.net was started in 2007 with some funding by Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) through their Mā Te Reo fund. It’s aim is to be a base for the basics of Māori Language. It includes guides to alphabet, pronunciation, waiata, phrases and more.
Information from magazines, reference books, databases and newspapers.
An online reference system providing full text magazines covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion.
Created specifically for intermediate age students, this database combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, world history, and literature.
Provides access to a wide range of newspapers from around the world.
This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author and other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major world newspapers, and features over 490 Australian and New Zealand publications. Updated daily.
Explore Aotearoa New Zealand's audiovisual archive.
Ngā Taonga and Palmerston North City Library invite you to explore Aotearoa New Zealand's audiovisual history. Previously known as MediaNet, Ngā Taonga is Aotearoa New Zealand's audiovisual archive. Explore an ever-growing local collection of films, radio, television, sound recordings, props and documents spanning 120 years of Aotearoa New Zealand's sound and moving image history.
NoveList Plus can help you find your next great read in your favourite genre. It includes adult, young adult, children's, easy fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
Need to look at one or both sides of a controversial social issue? This clarifies the facts of each topic as well as the arguments for and against.
Opposing Viewpoints is a premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
The Palmerston North City Library app helps users explore the library and manage their accounts.
Search the catalogue for items to borrow or reserve. View and renew items you have checked out. Access e-books and other online resources. Read the latest library news and see upcoming events. Connect with us on social media.
This app replaces the Bookmyne app.
An online collection of digitally scanned New Zealand material from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Papers Past provides access to digitised newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers from all regions covering the years 1839 to 1945. Includes the Manawatu Standard from 1883 to 1945.
Online access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries (including New Zealand) in 60 plus languages.
Stuff Ltd has restricted access to their magazine and newspaper titles on the PressReader app. Their titles which include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard are not available to be read from home using the PressReader app, but are available through the PressReader website.
Preparation and practice resources for learning English.
Road to IELTS by Clarity English is organised into four skill areas, one for each paper in IELTS. In each skill area learners can prepare effectively for their test by reading information about each paper, getting advice from IELTS experts on video, and practising specific question types using the interactive practice exercises and the mock papers.
An engaging online resource that provides information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
Gale's authoritative reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organised into a user-friendly portal experience.
Watch and listen to stories read aloud by Australian and New Zealand storytellers.
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.
With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!
To login, enter your Palmerston North City Library card number.
Visit The Māori Language Commission website for pronunciation guides, Tikanga Māori and resources. The Māori Language Commission was set up under the Māori Language Act 1987 and continued under Te Ture Reo Māori 2016 / Māori Language Act 2016 to promote the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication.
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. TumbleBooks also includes National Geographic videos and games.
A reference tool for children through to tertiary level research.
World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.
A resource that helps students understand the world around them, from antiquity to the present.
World History provides an overview of world history covering the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.