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Access Video on Demand

Streaming video for lifelong learners – documentaries and how-to programs spanning the arts, biographies, history, science, travel, living and more!

Alexander Street Music

Streaming access to over 10 million music tracks, including rare and archival tracks from music producers such as EMI, Universal, and the Smithsonian. Major genres include classical, jazz, American folk and gospel, popular, and contemporary world music.

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.

Ancestry has now added a collection of training videos to YouTube including guides to the homepage, the card catalogue, and advanced search.

Access Ancestry.com in our libraries.

Access Ancestry.com from Home

You must be logged in to the library to access Ancestry.com from home. Click here to login and access our Ancestry from home link.

Remote access is available on a temporary basis.

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.

Beamafilm

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!

Sign up by using these step-by-step instructions, or watch our handy 'How To' video.

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 will need to create a free account the first time you access it.

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.

ePukapuka

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!

FindMyPast

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.

Remote access to FindMyPast is now available by emailing us at libraries@huttcity.govt.nz.

Remote access is offered on a temporary basis. You cannot add your own family tree to the site using this library access.

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.

Sign up for access to givUS & givME.

IELTS - Academic

Road to IELTS is a 100% online exam preparation resource developed by the British Council and ClarityEnglish. Almost 3 million people take the IELTS test every year to qualify for university, employment or citizenship. This version is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation course. It includes over 300 interactive activities, 17 videos giving advice and tutorials, 36 practice tests — everything you need to get a great IELTS score!

Road to IELTS – Academic is recommended if you are studying to get into an English-speaking university or professional registration.
Limited to 5 users at a time.

IELTS - General

Road to IELTS is a 100% online exam preparation resource developed by the British Council and ClarityEnglish. Almost 3 million people take the IELTS test every year to qualify for university, employment or citizenship. This version is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation course. It includes over 300 interactive activities, 17 videos giving advice and tutorials, 36 practice tests — everything you need to get a great IELTS score!

Road to IELTS – General is recommended if you are studying for general migration purposes.
Limited to 5 users at a time.

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.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

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.

Mango Languages

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

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.

PressReader

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.

Update to PressReader: Stuff Ltd have withdrawn remote access to their newspapers and magazines through PressReader.
You will no longer be able to access Stuff content through the our website from home or elsewhere outside Hutt City libraries.
Stuff newspapers and magazines will still be available through the PressReader website if you are connected to the library Wifi or using a library computer.

RBDigital

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!

Please Note: RBdigital was formerly called Zinio. The The Zinio for Libraries app has been discontinued. Please 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.

Storybox Library

Story Box Library is the best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers from Australia and New Zealand.

A fantastic literary resource for preschool through to upper primary-aged children, featuring a range of actors, sportspeople, authors, illustrators and more sharing their unique voices in an ever-growing library. It's storytime, anytime!

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.

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.