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Britannica Library

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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Kanopy

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.

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Kanopy Kids

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.

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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.

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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. TumbleBooks also includes National Geographic videos and games.

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