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Our Digital Catalogues

Our digital catalogues are accessible 24/7, regardless of if we are physically open or not. Reading digitally or listening to e-audiobooks is a great way to enjoy your books, from wherever you are.

If you are a registered member or e-member of Libraries Horowhenua, you can access our digital catalogues for free. 

Currently, we have two different catalogues available:

  • OverDrive, also available as the user friendly app Libby.
    OverDrive is a popular option for e-books and e-audiobooks, with thousands of titles to enjoy. The original OverDrive site is ideal for those with Kobo's and compatible e-readers, as well as desktop readers.

    Libby is the streamlined and user friendly app, ideal for those using devices that can download apps (iPad, tablets, phones etc.) as well as desktop users.

  • Lingogo is a Library app dedicated to epic stories in indigenous languages. Read and listen to Te Reo Māori and Pasifika stories using the unique and interactive dual-language format. Perfect for readers of all ages and levels. 

Keep an eye out, we will be adding more options to our digital catalogue roster over the coming months. 

To access the catalogues you will need:

  • A Libraries Horowhenua membership or a e-membership.
  • A password or pin set on your card.
  • No fines exceeding the borrowing cap.

How it works: 

  • Visit our digital catalogues by OverDrive / Libby and Lingogo.
  • Find our library (Libraries Horowhenua / Horowhenua Library) and login with your card number (starts with W000) and password or pin.
  • Get browsing and borrowing! 
  • If you do not know your password or pin, phone us on (06) 368 1953 or email us at [email protected]

More Information:

e-Membership

e-membership is a membership option for those who don't require a traditional library card. Becoming an e-member of Libraries Horowhenua will give you access to:

  • e-books and audiobooks via our digital catalogues; Overdrive and Lingogo
  • Digital databases


e-membership is available to new members only. If you have an existing Libraries Horowhenua membership, you will be able to access our digital catalogues with your card number and password or pin. To sign up, complete the form below and we will be in touch with your membership details.

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