Electronic Resources


Christchurch music lovers – every week get your Freegal on and download your three free music MP3s.

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Christchurch has a large array of electronic, print and people resources for those wishing to discover their family history whether it be a lost branch of a family tree, a birthplace or a story. The family history electronic resources are very popular for those just starting out on their search or for those looking for that one random link that can make everything fall into place.

Due to this any changes to those resources can see a flurry of questions so please be aware that Origins has disappeared! Origins specialised in unusual and often hard to find British and Irish records. Its many early records include rare marriage indexes, apprentices and poor law records. All this information is not lost, it has just been “consumed” by Find My Past. The merger will see all of the Origins information including the National Wills Index combined with the Find My Past material into a mega family history resource under the Find My Past banner.

So one search and more results – just another way your life is getting easier (online anyway).

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Have a play and find the black sheep in your family today.

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Some make New Year’s resolutions, some resolve never to make New Year’s resolutions, either way now’s a good time to take stock of your well-being.

Whether you are returning to work from holiday or worked through the holiday period, this time of year is a tricky period of readjustment to family and work expectations. If you are feeling in a rut or envying the work life balance of others it is time to make some gains on your own plans. So get some tools and set some targets to get you to there, whether that be health and fitness wise or making gains on that long-planned outdoor adventure.

A great place to start is our very own Zinio for libraries take a look at these beauties and you get to keep each and every one of them. So no more excuses! You can download these, with your library card and PIN.

Search the catalogue for more titles available on Zinio.

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Christchurch music lovers – every week get your Freegal on and download your three free music MP3s.

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As Dylan said the times they are a changin. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of technology. By the time a print book is out on a technical topic it may already be out of date, missing a recent upgrade or off trend. This is where the latest electronic offering to Christchurch City Libraries comes in – Lynda.com!

With over 5,800 courses and 260,000 tutorials on software, creative and business skills, users of any skill level can take on bite-size tutorials for immediate problem solving or comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics.

With Lynda.com you can:

  • Keep up to date with technology and gain multimedia, design, web development, and social media skills;
  • Build career-boosting business know-how by exploring hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing;
  • Watch videos that have been constructed by industry experts;
  • Create playlists and read a long with closed-captioned transcripts—or search the text to quickly find information within a course.

What does this mean to you? Lynda.com can be used either from home or in libraries to allow everyone to keep ahead of technical and business trends and updates. All you need is a library card number and password/PIN and a desire to learn.

showimage.aspxOne of our most popular electronic resources PressDisplay has been a victim of its own success for some time now. In the morning between 7am and 9am people were getting turned away from the site as it was simply too busy. Apparently lots of you like to read the Press over your Weetbix in the morning and it was overloading the system!

Luckily we have been granted a wonderful New Year’s gift with unlimited access now available to PressDisplay. No more turnaways, no more disappointments – just online newsy happiness to be had by all! Well, as much happiness that the news can ever bring …

All you need is to be in a library or access it from home with your library card number and password/PIN

Keep informed and keep reading!

PS: In case you haven’t noticed PressDisplay has added over 800 online magazines to its title collection including NZ Fishing World, Top Gear (UK), Healthy Food Guide (NZ), Cross Stitch … Joy!

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