Rauemi Tuihono - Online Resources

Check out some of our favourite online resources - including some that can be accessed only by our members or by visitors to our three library branches.

ePlatform Upper Hutt Libraries

ePlatform by Wheelers 

ePlatform is our online library for eBooks & eAudiobooks. Sign in using your library card details, or download the ePlatform by Wheelers app from your app store.

Our Brands | Ancestry Corporate

Ancestry Library Edition 

This special edition of the world's largest online family history resource gives you access to census, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from New Zealand, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! 

Please note: this resource can only be accessed using the Library Wi-Fi or a library computer. 

PapersPast (@PapersPastNZ) / Twitter

Papers Past

Papers Past is a goldmine of historical information, with millions of pages of digitised historical content from all over New Zealand.

The website has five sections - newspapers (including local historical newspapers such as the Thames Star and Waikato Times); magazines and journals; letters and diaries (from the Sir Donald McLean collection of letters written between 1839 and 1876); parliamentary papers; and books (including Ngā Tānga Reo Māori).


Digital Pasifik

Explore the rich diverse cultural heritage of the Pacific. This project aims to empower people in and of the Pacific Islands, enabling them to see, discover and explore items of digitised cultural heritage that are held in collections around the world.


National Library e-resources

The National Library of New Zealand subscribes to journals and article databases from all over the globe. Many of these are freely available online.

Visit He Tohu | He Tohu
He Tohu
A declaration, a treaty, a petition - He Tohu is home to some of the nation's most important documents. This website has a great range of resources for learning more about New Zealand's history.