Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
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.
Access hundreds of award winning documentaries, and feature films from around the world.
Beamafilm is Australia's leading streaming channel for documentaries, and independent features. Their premium collection of award winning movies and festival favourites will inspire and entertain you.
Simply enter your Palmerston North City Library card number, and create a Beamafilm account by entering your name, email and a password.
Unlimited access to all movies.
Stream from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Biography (Gale 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.
This popular encyclopedia is available for library customers to use online.
Britannica provides timely, relevant and trustworthy information. Choose your level and get started.
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.
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.
To create a givMe account, 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.
Kanopy showcases 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.
Streaming only, no downloading.
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.
Libby, by OverDrive
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 will be available in OverDrive from 25 February 2021.
Manawatū Heritage Tour App
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.
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?
Palmerston North City Library App
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.
Science (Gale In Context)
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.
Story Box Library
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.
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.
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.
World Book Online
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.