Online Databases

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This page lists the current online databases that are available through the Rotorua Library. From time to time there are changes to this list please email if you have any queries.

New website:​

​​We have now added Digital Pasifik​ to the list of links below.  This site is the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project and provides access to Pacific cultural items held in museums, libraries, archives, universities and other institutions. Tim Kong, Programme Manager of the Pacific Virtual Museum Project
says "We hope the site will help Pacific Island people of different generations connect and better understand the many unique cultures that make up the Pacific region.

Online Subscription Databases

You will need your library card # to access the following databases:.

Research databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more is currently available from home.

Ebsco databases

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires, biographies and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to libraries in Australia and New Zealand.


GreenFILE is a free research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Online magazines and newspapers


OverDrive brings over a thousand different magazine titles to your device


Press Rea​der gives free access to the full content of over 500 magazines as well as 2000 newspapers from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. 

Other databases

Māori Land Court Minute Book Index

Career Service Citizens Advice Bureau Rotorua – Famously Rotorua
Working in Libraries​Rotorua CommunityRotorua Toy Library
Rotorua Lakes Council Digital Pasifik 
Rotorua Aquatic Centre 
Rotorua Museum
BOP Regional Council
Toi Ohomai Institute of TechnologyANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITIONGenerosity New Zealand 
Te Wananga o Aotearoa Archway Archives New ZealandOther Grants & Funding
​Rotorua SchoolsBirth, Deaths and Marriage Historical Records 
Cemetery Records Rotorua 
Family Search (includes IGI)
A to Js Online (Historic Govt Reports)Jobs 77 NZ NZ Legislation 
Beehive Official website of NZ Govt SeekNZ Historical Acts
New Zealand GovernmentStudent job search The Building Code 
New Zealand Parliament The Official NZ Road Code  
Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet WINZ Find a Job 
Citizens Advice Bureau

National Library of NZ 
Public Libraries of NZ 
Te Puna Search 
NZ's First World War Centenary  ​Index of Māori NamesThe Australian
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph databaseMāori DictionaryBBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
Commonwealth War Graves CommissionMāori Land Court Minute Book IndexCNN
Archives NZ Discover WW1Māori Land OnlineDaily Post (Rotorua) 
NZDF Military Service RecordsThe Journal of the Polynesian SocietyNZ Herald
NZ History - NZ at warMāori MapsPress Reader
28th Māori Battalion TAKOA Maps and ResourcesNewztext (NZ Articles)
First World W​ar resource guide for schoolsTe Puni Kokiri (Directory of Māori Organisations)Niupepa: Māori Newspapers
More links for WW1 via catalogue Papers Past 
Centenary of the first Anzac Day 2016NZ Index
Digital NZ  Statistics NZ NZ White Pages 
Dictionary of NZ Biography Statisphere​NZ Yellow Pages ​​
Wairētō - NZ Electron​ic Text Collection & ResearchArchive NZ Official Yearbooks 1893-2012Australian White Pages 
NZ History Australian Yellow Pages  
NZ Journal of History 
Land Information NZ 
Te Ara Encyclopedia of NZ  
Youth Law Services
Rotorua Youth Centre

Page reviewed: 21 May 2021 4:18pm