About online resources
Taupō District Libraries subscribes to several subscription databases including Road to IELTS, Access New Zealand digital newspapers, Bridget Williams Books Treaty of Waitangi Collection, Haynes Car and Motorcycle Manuals and the Generosity New Zealand funding database.
Library members can access these online resources for free by using your library card barcode and PIN.
Forgotten your PIN? Follow the login link. Then click “Forgot my PIN” and enter the barcode number on your library card.
Digital Newspapers: Access New Zealand
Get free access to local, regional and national newspapers with Access New Zealand. Both current papers and back issues are available. Access New Zealand is the largest online collection of national, regional, rural, and local news sources from across the North and South Islands. With 140+ New Zealand titles, Access New Zealand includes content not only from popular daily and weekly newspapers, but also from hard-to-find community and regional titles.
Just some of the titles covered are:
- New Zealand Herald
- Herald on Sunday
- Taupo Times
- Taupo Weekender
- Bay of Plenty Times
- Waikato Times
- Hawkes Bay Today
Car Manuals Online: Haynes Australia AllAccess
Unlimited, free, online access to over 600 of the world’s best manuals, covering car and motorcycle maintenance and repairs. Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a digital library of manuals covering a range of makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures. Every online manual includes 750+ colour pictures, 200+ jobs video tutorials, Wiring diagrams and a Fault finding tool.
IELTS - Road to IELTS (general training)
Free access to self-paced practice and course resources to help candidates prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Road to IELTS is organised into four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each skill area contains an information, advice and video tutorials, interactive practice activities and mock test papers.
Once you have logged in with your Library card barcode and PIN, you can create your own free account to track your progress (using your email address and a password) or continue as a guest.
Treaty of Waitangi collection
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a fully searchable collection of eBooks including Claudia Orange’s acclaimed Treaty of Waitangi series, the landmark resource Tangata Whenua: A History by Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, and works by James Belich, Alan Ward and Vincent O’Malley.
Māori Land Court Minute Book Index
You can access the Māori Land Court Minute Book Index (MLCMBI) for free via the University of Auckland website.
The MLCMBI is an index to the volumes of Māori Land Court Minute Books produced by The Māori Land Court — Te Kooti Whenua Māori. The Māori Land Court Minute Books cover court sittings from 1865 to 1910 from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts.
Taupō Library holds physical copies of the Taupō minutes books which are available for reference use only during opening hours.
Generosity New Zealand
The Generosity New Zealand website includes a database with comprehensive information about funding available for New Zealand community groups and individuals.
Online resources for seniors
Health and Wellbeing online resources
Get free access to a range of online resources covering health, mental wellbeing and domestic abuse.