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Apple Books

The redesigned Apple Books is a single, beautiful destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the new Book Store, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place.


Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under
Instantly access 25,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

Oxford OWL

Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press. Find out more about phonicshome learning and children's fiction books, and discover expert book recommendations to nurture a love of reading. They also have advice from the blog on choosing books for young readers and encouraging reluctant readers, and books to encourage creative writing. They also have a free eBook library, with more than 100 eBooks for ages 3 - 11.


Perusall extends the collective in-class experience to between classes, enabling students to get instant answers to their questions, learn more, stay prepared, and enjoy the experience. Instead of a generic Q&A platform, passively waiting for students to participate, use Perusall to proactively engage students with each other about your readings, give them (automated) personalised guidance, and motivate your whole class.


Book Track Classroom

A new way to learn: Booktrack is a must-have for students and teachers alike. Add soundtracks to your books to enhance the reading experience. Or help students build a new love for classic stories with the free library of books with engaging soundtracks.

EPIC resources for NZ schools

EPIC is a venture between New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education, giving schools free access to a worldwide range of electronic resources.

EPIC e-resources are purchased annually through the EPIC consortium on a subscription basis by the Ministry of Education for access by all New Zealand schools.

What is available?
Through EPIC schools can access e-resources containing curriculum related content from thousands of up-to-date, full text international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, substantial reference works, images, e-books, multi-media resources and much more.

Visit the Databases page for descriptions of the resources, and to filter by learning area and school level.

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