Selwyn District Libraries have partnered with several company's to bring you 24 hour access to a growing collection of resources. You can access these from your home computer, laptop, smart phone, tablet or eReader device (eBooks only).

To find out more about what we have available visit the various platforms, information pages or talk to your local librarian.

 eMagazines The Selwyn Library rb digital platform gives you free access to over 70 popular eMagazines for free!

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Selwyn Library Wheelers ePlatform Selwyn Library Wheelers ePlatform gives you free access to an extensive (and growing) collection of eBooks.

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The Selwyn Library BorrowBox ePlatform gives you free access to an extensive (and growing) collection of eAudiobooks as well as eBooks.

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link to Learn more about your family history on
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Britannica Library Britannica Library is the Encyclopedia Britannica online with top quality information from this trusted source. Choose the age-appropriate level that works best for you to complete homework assignments, conduct research, or work on special projects.

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Beamafilm is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. This collection has been carefully curated to contain over 450 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you. Log in with your Selwyn Libraries card number on the site below

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Free access to video-based, online learning taught by industry experts!

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Access to 1000's of online newspapers from all over the world.

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Link to Mango Languages 

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Road to ieltsIELTS language test preparation with Road to IELTS

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Link to Novelist Plus 

Find other authors that write like your favourites with NoveList Plus

More info logogivUSgivME contains comprehensive information about funding for New Zealand community groups and individuals using givUS and givME. Funding can be for personal development in academic, artistic, research and sporting fields. also contains details on scholarships for school, university, polytechnic or travel grants, sports and arts schemes, personal grants, personal development funds, academic and non-academic funding.

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Funding for community projects and individuals is also offered through the Selwyn District Council. Application forms can also be sourced from any Selwyn District Council Library/Service Centre.

Link to Kete

Selwyn Kete is a free web space where local groups or individuals can store images, records, and histories, and communities can share news and events. The aim of the Kete is to celebrate, preserve and share our local flavour, through photographs, video, audio and stories.


Explore resources and electronic publications on the Treaty of Waitangi

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Unlimited cross-searchable, online access to Bridget Williams Books popular BWB Texts series

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 This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books. Housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, economic upheaval – BWB has long been an unrivalled source of contemporary issues publishing in New Zealand. Evidence-based, peer-reviewed and bipartisan, this scholarship makes a significant contribution to New Zealand and our shared future. The Collection includes over 30 works from authors such as Jonathan Boston, Judy McGregor, Colin James, Max Rashbrooke, Shamubeel Eaqub, Simon Chapple, Jane Kelsey, Rebecca Macfie, Marilyn Waring and more.

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 Over 30 years of award-winning history publishing is combined in this landmark library reference. Growing to include over 50 works, this Collection features numerous acclaimed New Zealand histories and biographies. Authors include Judith Binney, Atholl Anderson, Aroha Harris, Melissa Matutina Williams, James Belich, Vincent O’Malley, Tony Ballantyne, Jessie Munro and many more. These deep, rich works take on a new dimension in the Collections environment, with readers navigating new paths into this substantial record of New Zealand life. Crucial historical works from beyond BWB’s publishing that languish out-of-print will also be pursued for addition to the Collection over time.

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 BWB's reference publishing and accounts of Deaf experience are freshly rendered using rich multimedia and visuals which could not be delivered to libraries in traditional means. Includes access to Rachel McKee's New Zealand Sign Language: A Reference Grammar.
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BWB The Woman's Studies Collection This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. Designed and managed in-house at BWB, the Collection is primarily designed to: Make a rare and rich history of publishing on New Zealand women's experience available direct to libraries, schools and other institutions.

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BookMyne is a free mobile app that enables you to connect with Selwyn Libraries anywhere, anytime. For more information on how this app works, watch this short video or ask at your local library branch. (Note: the video uses screenshots from the iOS app).

With the BookMyne app you can log into your library account using your library card number and PIN to:

  • Renew items
  • Search the library catalogue
  • Get library information
  • Place holds on items
  • See what you have checked out

Download it now from your iOS App / Google Play store now!  Note: there are currently some functionality differences between iOS and Android

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