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Library Resources

Click each category below to see the resources we have available in each of our libraries.


Hot Picks

Our hottest titles are in one easy-to-find spot in each library, whether they are fiction or non-fiction books.  Having all our highly popular/bestseller items together makes it easy for you to find a guaranteed enjoyable read even when you are in a hurry. This collection offers customers excellent value, $5 compared with the much higher cost of purchasing the item and with a 2 week issue period due to their popularity.

Our library staff monitor the popularity of titles and condition of the books regularly, with an average time for a title to remain in the Hot Pick Collection of 6 months.

Discover Hot Pick titles in our catalogue

Talking Books

Any print-disabled customers are welcome to borrow our collection of talking books (including special talking books supplied by National Library) free of charge. For our general customers, rental fees may apply.
Discover our latest talking book titles on our catalogue


During a recent DVD survey our customers told us that they are mostly using streaming services to watch movies, TV-series and documentaries. This matches with what we have observed with the small borrowing figures for this collection. We will therefore no longer be buying new material for this collection. 
We are currently researching and trialling the affordability of some alternative online options.

See our DVD collection in our online catalogue
Newspapers and Magazines
Three newspapers


The following newspapers are available: New Zealand Herald, Waikato Times, Scene (Matamata), Morrinsville & Te Aroha News, Matamata Chronicle & Piako Post. We also subscribe to PressReader which gives access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines on your PC or mobile device.


Our libraries have a range of print magazines. We also subscribe to PressReader which gives access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines on your PC or mobile device.

Local and Council Information

Local Information

Our libraries have a range of books, newspaper articles, DVDs and more with information about our local history. See a Librarian for help with your search.

Local Electoral Rolls & Telephone Books are available at each branch. The full national Electoral Roll is available at Matamata Library.

Discover our local history collection on our catalogue

Waikato Regional Council Policy Documents

Computers and Internet

Free Computers and Internet

Free Internet and computers are available during library opening hours. We have Chromestations and Chromebooks available to library members and visitors to our district. Everyone is guaranteed 30 minutes use per day, or longer if there is no one else waiting. Free Wifi is available 24/7 in and around each of our library branches.

See our How Do I page for more information

Printing and Scanning

Black & White and Colour printing/photocopying is available at all our branches.

We also have free scanning to USB or e-mail available at each branch.

See our How Do I page for more information
Library Programmes

Library Programmes

The Libraries run a number of programmes for all ages.

See our Library Programmes page for more information
eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBooks and eAudiobooks

We have a range of eBooks and eAudiobooks available.

See our eBooks and eAudiobooks page for more information

Can't find what you're looking for?

Also see our wide range of online resources, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, online databases like PressReader and EBSCO Discovery, and many more!

See our eResources page for more information