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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.


Stream films for free with Beamafilm and watch all the latest docos and indie features using your library card!

Beamafilm is an online streaming network that hosts a carefully curated collection of over 500 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you.

Watch movies anytime, anywhere and on any internet connected device: phones; tablets; Macs/PC’s and TV's via Chromecast, AppleTV or HDMI.

Grab your library card and get started now!

New Zealand Geographic

Access stories, videos, photographs and audio on the New Zealand Geographic website including indexed articles from the last 25 years.

New Zealand Geographic celebrates New Zealand and all its diversity — it's people, places and wildlife. It is loved by readers of all ages and is renowned for its high quality reproduction, lavish photography and in-depth editorial coverage of wide-ranging subjects. For two decades it has been the definitive journal of record for New Zealand, bringing its readers stories from the deepest oceans to the stars above their heads, and all the locations and cultures in between.

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.

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 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. Information on a topic is written for kids, teens and adults.

Need help getting started? Check out our How to use Britannica Library.

British News Paper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Search over 700 British and Irish newspaper titles from 1710 to 2000, digitised online. Daily, weekly and illustrated newspapers are included, plus specialist journals and magazines published in the UK and Ireland. Research local or family history from counties, cities, villages and London boroughs. You can also find news articles, photos and family notices about New Zealand, accounts of visits to the UK by prominent Maori, and letters home from NZ settlers to help your whakapapa research.

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.

givUS & givMe

Generosity NZ provide access to a number of databases including;

  • givUS lists more than 1,200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs.

  • givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and grants for individuals.

You will need to log in to your library account to access these resources.

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.



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.

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


RBDigital (formerly Zinio)

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 How to use RBdigital.

Please Note: RBdigital was formerly called Zinio. The The Zinio for Libraries app is being discontinued from 17 April. If you’re still using the old app make sure you download the new RBdigital app on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Your username and password remain the same and you won't lose any of your previously checked out content.


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.

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…?