Nelson Public Libraries are now closed until further notice. Read more

18 Mar 2020

Accessing Nelson Public libraries Online Services

This page has a list of all of the online resources that you are able to access while the library is closed. Most resources will require a library membership and PIN to access. If you don't know your PIN, you can reset it online, or by contacting us. If you do not have a current membership, please visit this page to join, and select Digital Only membership. 

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This page has a list of all of the online resources that you are able to access while the library is closed. Most resources will require a library membership and PIN to access. If you don't know your PIN, you can reset it online, or by contacting us. If you do not have a current membership, please visit this page to join, and select Digital Only membership. 

eBooks & eAudiobooks

The Libby and Borrow Box apps allow you to download ebooks and audiobooks directly to your device. There are thousands of titles to select from including new releases, non-fiction and children’s content. You can download these apps here or by searching your app store.

Films & TV shows

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Kanopy is a free streaming service just like Netflix that allows you to watch award winning movies, TV shows, documentaries and courses. You can stream up to 10 items per month simply by heading over to nelson.kanopy.com and entering your library card number.

Kanopy Kids is a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforce valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. There are no borrowing limits so your family has access to hours of entertainment.

Learning and Education

Start a new hobby with Lynda.com. This is an online collection of courses and video tutorials on topics from making music to graphic design. It's a great way to have some fun while keeping your mind busy and learning a new skill.

Online Newspapers and Magazines

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Read a magazine or newspaper with PressReader. This delivers over 2500 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages, to your computer, mobile device or tablet.

Online Research

Do a bit of research with our online databases. Your library card gives you access to a trove of information which is perfect for anyone studying, writing or just curious about a topic.

Learn more about your iwi through our online Maori resources. These include local information, government sites, dictionaries and maps.

Ask a librarian! We are happy to help with anything from book recommendations to research inquiries. Our friendly staff can be reached here.