1000 Māori place names
Read the component parts of Māori place names and their correct pronunciation on the nzhistory website.
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.
AMES World Wide English
Learn English from beginner to intermediate level - for work, life and study.
Ancestry Library Edition
A resource for family history researchers.
Enter names and places where your ancestors might have lived. View images of documents such as census records. Visit the Central Library and Community Libraries.
The link will only work if you use a library computer or a device connected through the library wi-fi.
Australia & New Zealand Newsstream
A selection of full-text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.
ProQuest Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Newsstand offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Combining content from Fairfax Australia and Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and APP newswires, ANZ Newsstand provides the very latest local, regional and national news
Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
Find articles from international newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.
Australian Art Sales Digest
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.
Biography in Context
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 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.
Britannica Online/Britannica Student/Britannica Junior
This popular encyclopedia is available for library customers to use online.
Britannica provides timely, relevant and trustworthy information. Choose your level and get started.
Business Insights: Global
Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT, market share and financial reports.
Clarity English Road to IELTS (General Training)
Preparation and practice resources for learning English, for people to gain citizenship.
Road to IELTS 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.
Contemporary Women's Issues
Articles on women’s issues including social, environmental, educational, and family concerns with an international focus.
Culinary Arts Collection
Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Answers environmentally-related questions covering more than 3.3 million articles from more than 700 journals and reference content.
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.
Find My Past
A family history and genealogy website containing over 550 million family history records.
A constantly updated family history and genealogy website containing over 550 million family history records. Available at the Central Library's second floor.
The link will only work if you use a library computer.
Fine Arts and Music Collection
This collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and film-making.
Gale Interactive: Chemistry
Bring science to life and help 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.
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy
Breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with Gale 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
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.
Save time and search across more than one Gale eResource at once.
Gale Small Business Builder
Gale Small Business Builder provides a gradual, step-by-step introduction to business concepts and tools.
Gale Small Business Builder addresses questions from "Is entrepreneurship the right decision for me?" to "When will my company break even and begin to show a profit?" It covers multiple stages of the business development lifecycle.
With proven tools and practical advice, entrepreneurs can:
- Vet a business idea by applying a rich variety of recognized frameworks
- Develop a business plan they can submit to lenders
- Create a pitch deck for investor presentations
- Manage day-to-day operations through the tracking of capital expenditures, debt, sales, inventory, staff, and more
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searches reference books included in the Gale Resource Center eResources.
Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
This collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals.
The collection includes eBooks on getting started with and methods of researching your family history.
Genealogy Connect features a wide range of genealogy eBook resources grouped together in a fully cross-searchable platform to assist genealogists and family history enthusiasts in their research.
General OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information perfect for researchers at all levels.
To assist with finding funding for school, polytechnic or travel grants, sports and arts schemes, personal grants and personal development funds. You will need to create an account the first time you 'view this resource'.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
GREENR -The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues.
Topics include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.
Haynes Australia AllAccess
Access over 600 online manuals, covering car and motorcycle maintenance and repairs.
Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a range of makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Whether you’re researching a disease or health issue, a drug or herb, or you just need some basic health information for yourself or your loved ones, this is the place to start.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module offers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
Home Improvement Collection
Covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements.
This special collection has more than 200 home improvement-focused titles for both hobbyists and professional carpenters . Many subject areas are covered.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers.
This special collection 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.
Index New Zealand
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.
Literature Resource Center
Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.
Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.
LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history.
LitFinder includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
An educational site offering thousands of video courses in computer technology, software, creativity and business skills. A library card is necessary to create an account to track your progress.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organisations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success.
Manawatū Heritage is an online repository where you can search, share and download thousands of photographs and other items about the Manawatū region.
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.
Manawatū Heritage Tour App
Explore the Manawatū, New Zealand through themed heritage tours. Created by the Heritage Team at Palmerston North City Library, these fun, interactive tours allows the whole family to explore Palmerston North and beyond like you never have before.
Manawatū Heritage Tours App brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning Manawatū Heritage digital repository and mobile technology to help 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 foreign 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.
Look up Māori words and phrases and access further resources.
Māori word of the day
Register with Kupu o te Rā for daily Māori words sent to your email or via RSS feed. Also features te Reo grammar tips and tricks.
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.
This finds information from magazines, reference books and newspapers and covers all subjects.
A powerful online reference system. It offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
National Business Review
Immediate and unrestricted access to the entire print edition. Updated daily.
You will need to create an account to view this resource.
The link will only work if you use a library computer.
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?
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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 in Context 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.
Palmerston North City Council Archives Search
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.
Palmerston North Community Archives Search
This database lists the Community Archives and Research Files that are available for research purposes 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 an amalgamation of resources around frequently requested topics. They may contain references to primary information, as well as notes, newspaper articles and secondary sources of information.
Popular Magazines Collection
Covers current events, sports, science, health and more.
This database provides a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Chosen by public library search results, titles are compiled by what your users are searching for most. Six hundred of the more than 1,000 titles are recommended in Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries.
This database provides instant access to 5000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
This database provides instant access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. As well as current issues, there are back issues. New features offered with Press Reader are interactive tables of content, foreign language translation (in 18 different languages) social sharing and text-to-voice conversion.
Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines.
Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines, available to read on Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac & PC. Over 200 e-magazine titles are available in our collection, including back-issues.
Download the RB Digital app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to read on or offline.
Research in Context
Aimed at intermediate school students to access in-depth content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Research in context is developed primarily for intermediate and high school students. It has an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework. It is designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average intermediate school student.
Small Business Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center covers business topics including starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
This collection is comprised of a collection of business journals and eBook resources, including the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, Encyclopedia of Management, and Encyclopedia of Small Business. The collection is mapped into four key stages of business- plan, fund, start and manage.
Story Box Library
Watch your favourite stories read aloud by our best storytellers.
Story Box Library is an educational website created for Australian 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.
Strategic Grants connects nonprofit organizations with tools, resources and support in identifying grants for your funding needs.
The Strategic Grants team is a team of professionals who have 20 years of success in helping nonprofits secure funding.
If you are interested, please contact our Community Funding team to ask about eligibility to access this resource: communityFunding@pncc.govt.nz
Contact Community Funding for login instructions.
Student Resources in Context
Covers topics in the science, health, history, geography, cultures and literature areas.
Student Resources in Context offers content and presents material in the way most useful for students. This unique database provides for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
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.
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Learn more about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 and access resources from past years celebrations.
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.
A multi-faceted 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.
World History in Context
A resource that helps students understand the world around them, from antiquity to the present.
World History in Context provides an overview of world history covering the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.