Visit the eLibrary

With our libraries now closed as part of the nationwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we know that many of you will be missing visiting the library, we know we sure are.

But fear not! Because our amazing eLibrary services have all the digital delights to keep you and your loved ones entertained and educated over the coming weeks! 

eBooks excite you? Or are eAudiobooks more for you?!

Whether you are accessing them on your mobile device, computer or eReader (note: Kindle not compatible in NZ) we have thousands of titles to keep your virtual fingers flicking and your headphones filled. Download the FREE apps Libby and Borrowbox, login with your library membership details and your are off and away! Pro tip: make sure you download both apps, as there is different content in each. Click here for more info.

Missing your favourite newspaper or magazine?

Whether it's the ODT, NZ Listener, Mindfood or Women's Weekly that you miss, PressReader has got you covered! Your library card gives you access to a whopping 6,000 local and international newspapers and magazines in 60 different languages and all for FREE! So click here to explore in your web browser, or download the PressReader app on your device and login with your library card details today.

Binged all of Netflix?

Not to worry, Beamafilm provides free independent films and documentaries streamed straight to your screen - with hundreds of movies and documentaries to delight and inform, staying in never felt so good! Stream through your browser or download the app and ChromeCast/Apple TV straight to your screen. 

Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries have a wealth of digital services just waiting for you to discover, so make the most of the time at home and dive in!

Need some help?

Visit our Library Online FAQ or contact one of our friendly librarians, the libraries may be closed but your librarians are just an email or phone call away.

We are busy working behind the scenes on new and exciting ways to deliver your library service online, and if you have ideas of what you would like to see from us, get in touch, we want to hear from you!