Your Library eCollections: BorrowBox

Learn about BorrowBox,our growing collection of FREE eAudiobooks.

You can listen to over 1,000 eAudiobooks anywhere, anytime! Come along to our drop-in session to learn how.

01/11/2017 11:00-12:00 LEESTON
03/11/2017 1:30-2:30 ROLLESTON
08/11/2017 1:00-2:00 DARFIELD
10/11/2017 2:00-3:00 LINCOLN

Your Library eCollections: ePlatform

Learn about ePlatform, 24 hour access to a huge collection of eBooks.

Read your eBooks anywhere, anytime! Come along to our FREE drop-in session to learn how.

18/10/2017 11:00-12:00 LEESTON
20/10/2017 1:30-2:30 ROLLESTON
25/10/2017 1:00-2:00 DARFIELD
27/10/2017 2:00-3:00 LINCOLN

Your Library eCollections !

Could you or anyone you know benefit from learning how to use eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, online tutorials, or the library catalogue – all on your smart phone, device or home computer? Did you know you can access all of the above and more for free with your library membership?

Your Selwyn Libraries are here to help!

Come along to fortnightly drop-in sessions at any Selwyn Library to learn about the eCollections your library membership gives you access to, 24 hours a day from anywhere!

These will be perfect for those who have often wondered how they can learn more from the eCollections available from the library but never had the chance to ask.

Sessions held in fortnightly blocks:

- Leeston on Wednesdays from 11.00–12.00pm

- Rolleston on Fridays from 1:30–2:30pm

- Lincoln on Fridays from 2.00–3.00pm

- Darfield on Wednesdays from 1–2pm

Sessions are on ePlatform, BorrowBox, Zinio eMagazines, PressReader, BookMyne, The Library Catalogue and Check out the events on our homepage for more details and session times.

Feel free to bring your own devices, and any questions you’ve been wanting to ask your library about the eCollections.

Paws for reading

Paws for Reading - Term 4 2017

Read to a furry friend!

Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Can this help your child’s reading?

Similar programmes have been shown to improve reading fluency between 10 – 30% over time, however no results are guaranteed.

How to participate

Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus.

Dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session, however the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention.


Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs.

Please do not book your child into a session if they have a known allergy to dogs.


Session information for each library

Book for Rolleston
Book for Leeston

Have you changed your email address?

Hello all, with the recent changes by Vodafone, have you changed your email address?

Please don’t forget to let us know your new address so that we can update your library account to continue to receive library notices.

Please update your contact details here:

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New opening hours

Opening hours trial

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents.

With library hours extending into Saturday afternoons, programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. Service Centres at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield will be available on Saturday mornings until midday. The trial hours also include at least one extended evening per week to allow access after business hours.


Monday 9:00am – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 7:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30


Monday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00


Monday 8:30 – 5:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 5:30
Wednesday 8:30 – 5:30
Thursday 8:30 – 6:30
Friday 8:30 – 5:30 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30


Monday 8:30 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 6:00
Thursday 8:30 – 6:00
Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:30 – 4:00

For more news items, visit the Selwyn Libraries website!