Use our free online databases to look for anything from newspapers to finding information.
Search our library catalogue
Find the book, movie or music you’re after using our online library catalogue search.
Use our sight and sound library catalogue to search just our DVDs, CDs, PC and audio books.
e-Books and e-Audiobooks
Our ePukapuka website gives you access to e-Books and e-Audiobooks.
If you have a Hutt City Libraries card and pin number, eBooks and eAudiobooks are free to download. You can download up to five items at a time; we issue electronic items for 14 days.
You can download e-books onto your computer, iPad, mobile phone or other e-reading device. Audiobooks can be downloaded to a computer, iPod or other compatible device with audio capability.
ePukapuka is a group of 15 public library districts that share e-books and downloadable audiobooks to give users a greater range of reading and listening material.
Libraries participating in ePukapuka include Hastings, Napier, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Kapiti, Porirua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Masterton, Stratford, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Rangitikei, Carterton and South Wairarapa.
To learn more visit your local library or go directly to ePukapuka.
Online collections and websites
Having a library card gives you free access to thousands of online magazine and newspaper articles, as well as online encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
These include: funding guides, New Zealand and international magazines and newspapers, articles, primary documents, biographies, audio and video clips, and our top picks of the world’s most useful websites.
Choose the best website or online collection to use by searching your topic keyword, or alternatively you could browse all available online databases.
You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access the online databases. For information or search tips visit online collections help.
Stay in touch with us
While you’re online you can keep up to date with our latest news. Log in with your library card number and PIN and you can:
- Set up alerts for new books on your favourite subject
- Browse the latest additions to the library
- Suggest a new item for us to buy
- Change your address and contact details online
- Request information on your research topic