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Access Video on Demand

Access over 10000 videos on a broad range of subjects. Create your own playlists and folders.

For more than 75 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the K–12 and academic curriculum, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home. Explore video content from producers such as BBC, Cambridge Educational, Films for Humanities & Sciences, and Inside Science.

The core functionality of the site is available while logged in with your library card, but additional features such as My Videos and My Preferences need an account login. Login into Access Video on Demand, then go to create using the drop down menu with My Films along the top of the page.

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Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre

Find articles from international newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.

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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.

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BorrowBox

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.

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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.

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ePukapuka

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.

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Mango Languages

Learn a language, with more than 40 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.

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New Zealand Geographic Magazine

An interactive magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment.

An interactive magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment.

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NoveList Plus

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?

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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.

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Tumblebooks

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.

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Wheelers

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.

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World Book

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.