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eBooks and Audiobooks are now available to download for library card holders. 

For more help on getting started visit our eBook information page.


Gisborne_Photo_NewsGisborne Photo News 

Full-text archive of Gisborne Photo News, a monthly serial published by Logan Publishing Company between 1954 and 1975.


H.B. Williams Memorial Library Building History 

HB Building ButtonFor more information about the H.B. Williams Memorial Library building history, to find anything from building plans to historic photographs.


Gisborne CemeterySearch

Gisborne Cemetery Search Web ButtonCemeterySearch has all cemeteries (headstone photos and inscriptions where available, including historic Makaraka images. 

You can search the cemetery location maps directly, which includes Taruheru, Patutahi, Tolaga Bay, Te Puia, Tokomaru Bay, Ormond, Ruatoria and Makaraka.



Oxford Art OnlineOxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online has more than 45,000 articles on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts and more.

Oxford Music OnlineOxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource.
(To access from home, you will need to enter your library card number, starting with the letter S and followed by 8 numbers.)



Books and AuthorsBooks & Authors

Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. 

Literature Resource CentreLiterature Resource Centre

Literature Resource Center is a current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, 



Gale Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder provides a gradual, step-by-step introduction to business concepts and tools. It addresses questions from "Is entrepreneurship the right decision for me?" to "When will my company break even and begin to show a profit?" The Gale Small Business Builder covers multiple stages of the business development lifecycle.

With proven tools and practical advice, entrepreneurs can

Small Business Resource Centre

Small Business Resource Centre covers business topics including starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
This collection is comprised of a collection of business journals and eBook resources, including the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, Encyclopedia of Management, and Encyclopedia of Small Business. The collection is mapped into four key stages of business- plan, fund, start and manage 


givMEgivME is a database about scholarships and grants for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development.

givUSgivUS is a database about funding for voluntary organisations and contains over 1000 different funding schemes.


GENEALOGYAncestry Library Edition

Ancestry library edition

Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It's an unprecedented online collection of over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australasia, and more.

HEALTHHealth and Wellness Resource Centre

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Health & Wellness Resource Centre has established itself as the "go-to" medical reference in libraries everywhere.  


HISTORYWorld History in Context

World History in Context

World History in Context combines a comprehensive and unique global collection of resources with easy-to-use search functionality. 


NEWSPAPERSThe Gisborne Herald

The Gisborne Herald

Free Digital Subscription Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

Local news/sports updates for the region.



PressReaderAccess within the HB Williams Memorial Library only from NewspaperDirect - the world's largest online newspaper kiosk, where you can browse and read hundreds of full content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe.



Australia/NZ Reference CentreAustralia New Zealand Reference Centre   

The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.The Knowledge Basket

Maori Land Court Minute Books Index  

The Maori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI) provides quick and easy access to over 1100 hand written minute book records which were made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts. The MLCMBI database was created by the University of Auckland Library and is hosted exclusively by The Knowledge Basket.

New Zealand Historical Acts 1841-2007 As Enacted Collection

This database contains the New Zealand Acts 1841-2007 As-Enacted Collection. It has been provided by the Parliamentary Counsel Office and is a database of New Zealand Acts from 1841 to 2007 as originally enacted. The Acts, which are in PDF format, do not include any later amendments or show whether they have been repealed. The 1908 Consolidation is available as a separate database. For current legislation and enacted legislation and repealed legislation since 2007, visit the New Zealand Legislation website.

New Zealand Journal of History

The New Zealand Journal of History is New Zealand's premier journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and included contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians.  Published by the Department of History at the University of Auckland. 

The Treaty of Waitangi CollectionTreaty of Waitangi Collection

Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. Designed and managed in-house at BWB.


REFERENCEBiography in Context

Biography In Context

Biography in Context contains more than 435,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people gathered from more than 1,000 volumes of more than 135 award-winning Gale reference sources as well as full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines specifically chosen for their value to biographical research.

Contemporary Women's IssuesContemporary_Womens_Issues

Multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press - with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries.

Research in Context Research in Context

The Research in Context is developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.  Bringing together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature-spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in ContextDesigned by information professionals and subject experts to support global awareness and the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills, Global Issues in Context empowers users with the tools they need to understand today's world issues from a global perspective.



Encyclopaedia Britannica OnlineEncyclopaedia Britannica Online

Designed for public libraries, that serve a community of different ages and different interests, this multimedia reference source meets the needs of all patrons.  Britannica Online Library Edition delivers two products in one: separate home pages for adults and children allow libraries to tailor the product to their patrons' needs, making it easy-to-use and age-appropriate for everyone.
Click here for access from within the Library.
Click here to access from home.


World Book OnlineWorld Book Online

The World Book Web includes:

World Book Online for Kids-the premier general reference Web site developed especially for younger users.

World Book Online Info Finder-includes all articles from the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and more than 20,000 pictures, maps, videos, and sounds.

World Book Online Reference Center-tailored for the needs of older students, it includes encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work.

World Book Discover-designed for students reading below grade level, this site includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, research and translation tools, and multimedia.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos-the optimal beginner's Spanish language reference site.

Our World Book subscription allows us to give our library members access to this valuable online reference source 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  Just use your library membership number.



Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier full-text resource covering today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles.




Student Resources in Context (College edition)

Student Resources in ContextStudent Resources in Context offers easy access to award-winning content covering the major subject areas, including history, literature, science, social studies and more.


Virtual Reference Suite (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGVRL contains 130 fulltext reference titles that are currently available in the following resources:

Masterfile Premier

MasterFileThis multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.


General OneFile - InfoTrac

General One File - InfoTracProvides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics, including humanities, education, business, science, current events, art, politics, economics, social science, law, health care, computers, technology, environmental issues, and general interest topics.




Science in Context

Science in ContextScience in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.