Digital Collections


The Library subscribes to a range of digital collections including eBooks and audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, online tutorials, funding and genealogy databases.

These resources are available free of charge in the Library or you can access them from home 24/7 using your PIN/password (except


Newspapers and Magazines


Online newspapers from around the world, including most New Zealand daily and weekly papers. You will need your library card number and password to access PressReader.



RBDigital Magazines

Digital Magazines are available through the RBdigital platform (previously Zinio for Libraries). Create your account, issue magazines, get notifications when the next issue is available and best of all the magazine is for keeps! There are no return dates and no overdues.




Use EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and Masterfile to source articles, journals and general information from around the world. You need your library card and password to access this from home.


Funding Databases


A database of awards, scholarships and grants for people in New Zealand. You will need to create an account using your email address once you have clicked the links below.



New Zealand’s primary source of funding information for community organisations.



Read books (or listen to audiobooks) on your device whether you’re at home or on the go – never lose your page again, and no overdue fees.


Ebooks and audiobooks are available for loan through OverDrive (Epukapuka). They are best accessed using the Libby app, as well as your internet browser and the library catalogue.




Ebooks are available for loan through Wheelers ePlatform.




Watch your favourite stories read aloud by our best storytellers. Story Box Library offers stories by Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers.



Go to Log In, select Public Library & Tertiary, select Upper Hutt City Library and enter your library card number.


Genealogy Resources

Ancestry (Library Edition)

The most genealogical information available online, including census, immigration, birth, marriage and death records, stories, publications & photos.


Please note: this can only be accessed in the Library



An ideal starting point for finding out about your past. MyHeritage enables you to research over 5 billion historical records from all over the world.

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Access to a wide collection of online tutorials that can help you learn software, creative, and business skills. You will need your library card number and password to access