Electronic services and resources


The Gore Library partners with Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK) to provide free internet and wifi.

There are five internet computers at the Gore Library and three at Mataura. They are free to use and limited to 30 minutes per person, per day, if others are waiting. Charges apply for printing.

Wifi is available during opening hours and 24/7 outside the libraries. If you are having difficulty Library staff will be happy to assist you in your search or with the technology.

Online services

You can search the library catalogue, place reserves and renew your books on the online catalogue.

If you do not know your logon or password please contact the library staff for help.

Online resources

Our APNK internet computers have filters and limits that are maintained by our provider, the Department of Internal Affairs

Free internet includes access to

  • CV templates
  • Email
  • Skype
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Online newspapers
  • Papers Past
  • National Library Resources
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  • Over 25 subscription-only databases, including ancestry for genealogical researching, and givME and givUS for funding information

Reference Material

  • Current newspapers: Southland Times, Otago Daily Times, Christchurch Press, The Ensign, Newslink
  • Current New Zealand telephone books
  • Current District and Regional Council Information, including District Plans and current meeting agendas
  • Current New Zealand electoral rolls
  • Local history books about Gore District
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases
  • Standards for timber-framed buildings


Don't forget our librarians are always available to give helpful suggestions on what to read next.


Pick up ‘Focus on Fiction’, our quarterly booklet listing new fiction titles, to keep up with what’s new

  • Fiction - 50c rental for books less than two-years-old
  • Magazines - $1 rental for selected titles
  • DVDs - $3 rental, videos no charge
  • Talking books - $2 rental
  • Non-fiction books
  • Large print books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Graphics

Young Adult 

  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Talking books
  • DVDs - $3 rental
  • Graphics
  • Tertiary education information


Pick up 'Look! New Books!', our quarterly booklet listing new children's titles.

  • Fiction and non-fiction for all  ages
  • Talking books
  • DVDs - $3 rental
  • Music CDs
  • Puzzles

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