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As a member of Hutt City Libraries you gain free access to thousands of online magazine and newspaper articles, online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, genealogy websites and more!

You can also search our catalogue for recommended websites including sites for children and teens.

You can access our eResources from computers and digital devices in any of our eight libraries or from any device with access to the Internet. Please note that access to our genealogy resources (, Find my past and British Newspaper Archive) is only available on computers within our libraries.

You'll need a Hutt City Libraries card number and password to access these resources.

NEW! givME

givME offers access to more than 4000 scholarships, awards, and grants for individuals.

Access givME in the library.

Access givME from home.

NEW! givUS

givUS offers access to more than 1200 resource opportunities for community, voluntary organisations, and clubs.

Access givUS in the library.

Access givUS in the library.

NEW! 10monkeys Maths World

10monkeys Maths World offers high quality maths learning content in a fun and motivating way. Games and activities are designed especially for primary school students and early learners.

This eResource is web based and accessible on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.

NEW! TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated talking picture books as well as read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels and exciting games and puzzles.

This eResource is web based and accessible on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.

Index NZ


A database of New Zealand products and brands with a collection of over 59,000 brand names, classified in over 45,000 product categories.

Ancestry LIbrary Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your family history using this genealogy database. Search records from the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada, the USA, and the Pacific Islands. Collections include Census, court and land records, passenger lists, parish and military records, births, deaths and marriages, NZ street directories and electoral rolls. View original digitised documents, and family trees added by the public. Ancestry has now added a collection of training videos to YouTube including guides to the homepage , the card catalogue and advanced search.

This database is only accessible on computers within the library.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Ancestry.

MasterFILE Complete

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

This database contains full text from leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers and newswires, reference books, and over 90,000 full-text biographies with over 960,000 photos, maps and flags.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Britannica Library

You have the world's greatest encyclopaedia at your fingertips. Find detailed articles plus links to relevant websites, articles from leading magazines, maps and images. There are versions specifically for children and students.

British News Paper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Search over 700 British newspaper titles from 1710 to 1959, digitised online by the British Library and Findmypast. Daily, weekly, specialist and illustrated newspapers published in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1800 are included. Search for historical facts or family history in papers from counties, cities, towns, villages and London boroughs. British Newspaper Archive has a blog with news and interesting finds.

This database is only accessible on computers within the library and you need to create a free account the first time you access it.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use British Newspaper Archive.



Borrow over 6000 eBooks and eAudiobooks from a wide range of contemporary authors with ePukapuka.

Download to your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or eReader to read anywhere!

Find My Past


This World Collection of genealogical records includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Pacific Islands. Search Census and electoral rolls, migration, probate, land, parish records. Special collections include the 1939 Register of England and Wales; Irish Catholic parish, workhouse and prison records; and Royal Archives. Findmypast has useful webinars on YouTube and an interesting blog.

This database is only accessible on computers within the library.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Findmypast.

Index NZ

Index New Zealand

Find details of articles from New Zealand magazines and newspapers. This database covers a wide range of topics including current affairs, politics, education, history and the arts. Definitely an essential source for information on New Zealand topics.

Online video tutorials to help you learn software, creative, and business skills. Over 2500 courses available including design, programming, business, photography, video, animation and much, much more.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Learn foreign languages quickly and easily with Mango Languages' online learning courses.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Mango Languages.

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete

Designed for public libraries, this database offers a large collection of the most popular full text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded resources from the world's leading publishers, covering most subject areas of general interest.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online

Find articles, images, links to museum and gallery websites on art from around the world from pre-history to the present. Major New Zealand artists are included.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

The world's most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English is yours to use. Find definitions for thousands of words, trace the evolution of the language and quotations of how words are used. Here's an invaluable resource for writers, readers, students and cross-word addicts.

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online

Read biographies of musicians and composers, articles on musical history, information about instruments and use the links to musical websites. While Western classical music is a strength, different types of music from around the world are covered.



Online access to over 1000 national and international newspapers from 82 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language or title. PressReader is designed with browsing in mind, with full-colour, on-screen duplication of the original newspaper. Titles can be viewed up to 3 months after publication.

Who Else Writes Like

Who Else Writes Like

Who else writes like is designed to help fiction readers find their next author. It offers suggestions and introduces new authors similar to those already enjoyed.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Who Else Writes Like.

Who Next

Who Next ...?

Who Next...? is a guide for children looking for their next read, also useful for parents. They can look up a favourite author and find suggestions of who to read next

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Who Next…?



Access and download eMagazines on your computer, Android tablet or iPad. Titles include All About History, Men’s Health, Marie Claire, National Geographic and much more!

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use Zinio.