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 Ancestry Library Edition                                                      National Library of NZ                                       Treaty of Waitangi Collection

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre - EBSCO           New Zealand Geographic                                  Story Box Library

GivUs                                                                                   Papers Past                                                       Tumble books

MasterFILE Premier - EBSCO                                             Press Reader


ancestry library logoAncestry Library Edition*

Trace your family history, includes records from United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Ancestry is a comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research with more than 1.5 billion names from over 4,000 collections.

In Library access only 


eds logoAustralia/New Zealand Reference Centre - EBSCO

The Reference Centre database gives you access to abstracts and articles from international, Australian, and New Zealand magazines and newspapers. It is an excellent resource for those requiring up-to-date world, Australian and New Zealand current events information.

In library & at home (requires your library card number) access



GivUS is a great resource to help groups seek funding for local projects. It lists more than 1,200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs.

Account set up needs to be done in the library, after that GivUs can be accessed from anywhere. 


eds logoMasterFILE Premier - EBSCO

This collection provides full text access to articles from over 2000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. It also includes reference and travel works, image collection, biographies and book reviews. Covering virtually every subject area, MasterFILE is ideal for general research enquiries.

In library & at home (requires your library card number) access


natlibNational Library of NZ  

to view online resources and collections.  The Alexander Turnbull Library also provides world-class research services. Turnbull Library staff are experts in all kinds of topic areas, and research in general.

Can be accessed from anywhere, no logins required


NZ Geo logoNew Zealand Geographic*

New Zealand Geographic brings you NZ Geo Archive with a tutorial to help you become familiar with the range of content and ways to browse it. Users can also sign up to the weekly Connect newsletter full of new content and news and background reading. The click through links allow you navigate straight through to any article which interests you.

In Library access only 


natlibPapers Past

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers, periodicals, journals and parliamentary papers. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes over 68 publications from all regions of New Zealand. 

Can be accessed from anywhere, no logins required


pr logo basicPress Reader*

Read today's newspapers online in full-colour, full-page format. Over 800 newspapers, from 80 countries in 40 languages, available from New Zealand and around the world.

In library & at home (requires your library card & pin number) access. You can create your own account which allows you to save your favourites.


bwb logoTreaty of Waitangi Collection*

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty Scholarship into the twenty-first century. 

Can be accessed from anywhere, no logins required


story box logoStory Box Library

Find the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers. Kids will get excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. Suitable for preschool and primary aged children.

                                In library & at home (requires your library card number) access


tbl logoTumble books*

Childrens books, videos and games for pre and primary school readers. Choose to read, sing, listen, watch or play. Some items require Flash player to be installed.

 In library & at home (requires your library card number) access


Epic databases logo link

* Matamata-Piako Libraries have joined forces with over 180 New Zealand Libraries to be apart of EPIC (Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration). EPIC gives you access to thousands of high quality electronic publications, including NZ and international full-text journals, newspapers, magazines, photographs and graphics.