Unwind at home with free ebooks and films

Last Updated : 09 Sep 2021
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Beat the stress and boredom of lockdown by stimulating your mind and learning with Auckland Council Libraries' online collections of ebooks, films, magazines and audiobooks.

Available online, for free, to all Aucklanders, our online services offer hundreds of documentaries, educational ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

All you need to get started is your free Auckland Council Libraries card - if you aren't a member already, sign up for free online today and get started. It's really easy and takes a couple of minutes.

Streaming films

Stimulate your brain and discover a new doco or film with Beamafilm and OverDrive Video.

The Beamafilm service has a unique collection of documentaries, movies and more available to stream 24/7, while OverDrive Video service offers a trip down memory lane with a great selection of classic films. 

Recent Beamafilm highlights

Recent Beamafilm highlights

Ebooks and audiobooks

Download the Libby by OverDrive app, and you’ll be sorted for all of your eBook and eAudiobook needs with thousands of books both old and new.

Browse a huge range of quality New Zealand and international fiction and nonfiction on your favourite device free with your library membership.

Just some of the ebooks available from Auckland Council Libraries

Just some of the ebooks available from Auckland Council Libraries

Get your hands on some educational and inspirational magazines and more

Keep up with all the latest news from around the world with PressReader eNewspapers and eMagazines. Browse by country, language or title. You can download the app or browse PressReader online

Travel the world without stepping out of your house with New Zealand Geographic TV. Watch award-winning nature documentaries that will take you around Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific, Asia and beyond. 

Continue the journey with a complete searchable archive of the National Geographic Virtual Library, from the first issue back in 1888 to the present day.

For Chinese readers, DragonSource has an incredible selection of over 2000 titles to pick from in both traditional and simplified characters.

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