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Love reading? Read online with Hauraki Libraries

PressReader is a database that gives you online access to newspapers and magazines from around the world, including 104 titles from New Zealand. You can also find publications in languages other than English. You will need to have your library card and pin number ready to access PressReader. If you have lost your card or forgotten your pin please email us –, or message on our facebook  If you are not already a library member – see below for instructions on how you can become one even while we are in lockdown.  You can access PressReader using our Hauraki District Libraries app, or via the digital resources page on our website (links at the bottom of this page).

Tamariki love stories too? 

Then they'll love our new Story Box Library resource to keep them entertained.  It has a growing collection of popular book titles that are read aloud by an assortment of well known identities (mostly Australian, but a few New Zealanders in there too).  You do not need to login with your own library account details for this one, it should connect you automatically when you go via the link on our Hauraki District Libraries app, or from the digital resources page of our library website.

Anyone interested in doing some free family history research? 

Our subscription to which is usually only available in our libraries, is temporarily available remotely, so you can sit at home and research to your heart’s content. Once again, you can access Ancestry from our Hauraki District Libraries app, or the digital resource page of our library website.

Free e-books and e-audios

And don't forget we have a large collection of FREE ebooks and e-audios available online. You don’t need to have a special e-reader, in fact it won’t work on a kindle. Just download the free ePlatform app on your smart phone or tablet (Apple or Android) and enter in your library account details and you can start borrowing.  The collection includes titles for adults and children, and a range of interests including fiction books and non-fiction (craft, DIY, fitness, recipes, biographies, travel etc).

Not a library member? Join up to Digital Only Membership today!

If you are not already a library member, you can join today using the ‘Digital Only Membership’ option (and choosing Ngatea, Paeroa or Waihi as your home library). This will allow you to borrow e-books, and access our online resources.  If when we all get back to normal, you would like to start borrowing books/DVDs/magazines from our branches, you can easily change to a full membership. Just come and visit us and bring your photo ID and proof of address.  If you do not live in the Hauraki district, you can still join our library. We have a reciprocal arrangement with TCDC, MPDC and WBOPDC – so feel free to join our Hauraki District Libraries too J

Hold onto your books - loan periods have been extended

A quick reminder if you are a regular library user and have items at home already – please do not return these to our afterhours bins when you have finished with them. We have extended the loan periods for them so they should not become overdue, and you can hold on to them until we reopen. Thank you.

All the useful links

Joining the library: 

Information about our Hauraki District Libraries app:

Our e-book and e-audiobook collection:

Remote access to


Story Box Library:

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