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Bridget Williams Books | BWB Collections

BWB Collections combine some of New Zealand’s finest non-fiction narratives to provide a powerful new platform for reading, research and education.

To access BWB Collections from home please login to your library account.


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!

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.


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Update to PressReader: Stuff Ltd have withdrawn remote access to their newspapers and magazines through PressReader.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.


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.

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