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eBooks & Audiobooks - Download from Axis360...It's easy, fast and free

Our new eBook service has now been launched!

Click here and try it out now!

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries has teamed up with supplier Baker & Taylor and their innovative Axis 360 Digital Media Library to bring more than 4,000 free eBooks to library users across the district.

Interested in trying it out at home? Click here to download a PDF guide on how to borrow eBooks on your smartphone or tablet. Click here if you use a e-reader e.g. Kobo, Sony (Kindle is not currently supported).

If you’d like some hands-on training, come along to one of the training workshops we’ll be running in each of the branch libraries:
Paraparaumu Library Tuesday 5 May


Waikanae Library Wednesday 6 May 2.00pm-3.00pm
Otaki Library Thursday 7 May 9.00am-10.00am

Email to register as places are limited. And don’t forget to let us know what device (Apple, Android or e-reader) you’ll be using.

If the above times don’t suit, please let us know and we’ll do our best to schedule additional workshops.








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Local people - at the library, on the street and in their offices - recite In Flanders Fields for ANZAC Day.

 WW100 Project @ Kāpiti Coast District Libraries




Search for NEW BOOKS on our catalogue


This Month in NZ History

Gallipoli - Lest We Forget

25 March 2015

This month marks the 100 year anniversary since the Australian and New Zealand Corps (ANZAC) stormed the beaches of what became known as Anzac Cove on Turkey's Gallipoli  Peninsula. 

HP 359 ATL  Roll of honour of Paraparaumu servicemen in WW1

Of the 8,556 New Zealanders who served in Gallipoli,2,721 died and 4,752 were wounded, an 87% casualty rate. Great suffering was caused to a small country, but many have suggested that New Zealand’s distinct sense of identity was also born out of the scars of 1915.

Ormond Burton, a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli and later a Methodist Minister at Ōtaki, was not one to glorify war. Before being imprisoned in WW2 for his pacifist protests, he wrote in his book The Silent Division:

But the way men died at Chunuk (Bair) is shaping the deeds yet to be done by the generations still unborn... When the August fighting died down there was no longer any question but that New Zealanders had commenced to realise themselves as a nation


HP 64: ANZAC Service, 1976

The Kāpiti Coast District Libraries Historical Photograph Collection holds a range of interesting images of local people, places and events. If you would like to see more of our collection - contact the Heritage & Māori Collections Co-ordinator.

Te Kupu o te Wiki
Word of the Week

Papatūānuku: Mother Earth

Ko Papatūānuku te whaea o te whenua.
Papatūānuku is the earth mother.