Online databases

For an online instructional tutorial on these databases and how to use them: click here.

For a quick overview: click here.

CloudLibrary Newstand

Free access of over 900 magazine and newspaper titles from around the world. You will need to register and then select Waipā District Libraries. Also available as an app. For online instructions to set up your account click here.

With Comics Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers through your school or public library. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required.

Haynes Car and Motorcycle
The Hayes Manuals AllAccess portfolio covers millions of the most popular cars and motorcycles, and includes detailed information on all the common repair and service tasks. Many of the most popular models also have access to the Haynes OnDemand video tutorials.

Languagenut is a vibrant, engaging and academically rigorous language learning tool, mapped to the International Framework, with the opportunity of independent content creation and supporting integrated learning.

TumbleBooks Premium
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking books which teach kids the joy of reading in an engaging format. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books by adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book a child can read, or have read to them.

Newsbank is for all sources of news.

There is a range of suggested topics as well as choose from the range of newspapers listed.

Who Else Writes Like...?
Stuck on what to read next? This database is designed to introduce readers to authors and works that are unfamiliar to them and help answer the often asked question - I've read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?

If logging in with your library card number you will need to include a prefix at the beginning of the card number. The prefix for Waipa Library users is:  WDL-

Who Next...? A Guide To Children's Authors
An interactive guide to children's authors for those who have already enjoyed stories by one writer and want to find other authors they will enjoy reading too. Designed for ages 5-14+ it covers a wide range of genres and themes and also includes titles for dyslexic or struggling readers.

If logging in with your library card number you will need to include a prefix at the beginning of the card number. The prefix for Waipa Library users is:  WDL-

Popular Websites

Cambridge Museum
The Cambridge Museum has an extensive collection of archives, artefacts, newspapers and photographs relating to the history of Cambridge, its districts and people.

Fantastic Fiction
Use the different menus to find an author and the books they have written, particularly good for series listings.

Stuck for ideas on what to read next, this is a good starting point.

Te Awamutu Museum
The Te Awamutu Museum is a central gathering place where local residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience history, art, ideas and culture.

Te Awamutu Museum - Collections
Held within the oldest museum in the Waikato region is a collection of 18,341 items that spans centuries; with taonga Māori and social history artefacts at its heart.

Waipā District Council
Waipa home of champions - building the future together. To partner the community in promoting the wellbeing of the Waipā District and its people.

Local authority.

What's On Waipā
Find out a range of different events, activities and programmes that are going on in Waipā.