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Discover the convenience of eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers & eMagazines from the convenience of your own device, anywhere, anytime, for free.

Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries App

Our new library app makes it quick and easy to access your account on the go. 


Search for items by title, author, subject or general keyword and place holds on interesting items.


Keep track of your checked-out items, holds, fines and renew your items.


Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD or other item at a friend’s house or bookstore and search for available copies at the library.

Search the App Store or Google Play for CHB District Libraries Mobile.

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eBooks & eAudiobooks

We have a huge selection of eBooks and eAudio, which you can search directly from our catalogue.

Our eBook collection functions through two eBook portals -ePlatform/ Wheelers and Libby/Overdrive. 

To read eBooks on your device, you'll need to download either Wheeler's ePlatform app or Overdrive's Libby app. Our library staff can help you set these up or follow the instructions below.

You’ll need a library membership number and library PIN code to login. If you don’t have a PIN code, contact the library to set one up.

Once you’ve borrowed an eBook, it downloads to your device, where you can read even when offline. There are no hold or overdue fees, and the eBooks self return.


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NewsBank’s Access New Zealand provides digital access to a wide range of online newspapers (including the CHB Mail!) and other New Zealand news sources. We are now able to offer these titles to our patrons to access from within the library and at home – you will just need your library card barcode and pin number.

Featuring more than 150 news sources from across the country, Access New Zealand: 2022 Edition is essential for any researcher whose work intersects with modern New Zealand history. This fully searchable online resource offers the complete text of thousands of news articles, editorials, obituaries, classifieds and more. Coverage for most titles starts in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s and continues through the present day. Access New Zealand includes the most influential national, regional and local news sources.


Click here for access to Newsbank


Tools to help familiarise yourselves with Newsbank. 

NewsBank ANZ Resource Centre

NewsBank's you tube channel

NewsBank’s value for public libraries

How to conduct a Basic Search

How to narrow your search 



These can be accessed through the Libby App.

Search the App Store or Google Play for CHB District Libraries Mobile.

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