Welcome to our New Website

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Welcome to the new Tasman District Libraries website, which will be officially launched on 23 August 2012.

Think of it as “the fifth branch” of Tasman District’s libraries - bright and easy-to-use, but with access from the comfort of your lounge.

“We've tried to make it possible for people to do more of their library business online,” says Libraries Manager Glennis Coote.

Browse and Request Items

Under the Browse category, booklovers can see new titles, plus there’s music and DVDs, as well as recommendations from library staff. New items and resources appear directly on the homepage, meaning there's always something inviting to choose from.

Armed with your library card and PIN number, all the material that takes your fancy can be reserved online. You can also review your account information.

e-Library – a Wealth of Online Resources

The e-Library section takes you to downloadable e-books and audiobooks, newspapers from across the globe, and an A to Z of resources, which are also arranged by subject. It can even steer you to funding bodies for scholarships or community projects. All you need to access is your library card number and PIN.

Heritage and Family History

If you are curious about family history, make the site’s Heritage section your starting point – here you can search cemetery records, ship registers and military records. Glennis says the only databases restricted to library-only access are Find My Past and Ancestry Library Edition, due to licensing rules.

Plenty for Younger Readers

Kids and Teens categories cater for younger readers, listing new and recommended items, plus study resources for high school students.

The new website, largely developed by staff, has a less busy look, which makes it very user-friendly. It also contains full information on joining and using your local library and lists upcoming events. Membership application forms are downloadable – you just need to complete the form and bring it in to the library. Glennis says the website will continue to develop and in the future membership applications will be able to be completed online.

More Information

If you have any feedback about what you'd like to see on this website, or have found any errors or omissions please let us know. You can comment on any page by clicking the feedback link in the top or bottom left of the page.

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