Online Library Resources

Online resources allow you to research and access credible information across an extensive range of databases.


New Zealand's primary source of information about funding for voluntary organisations. givUS (formerly FundView) lists more than 1,200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs.


New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development. givME (formerly BreakOut) offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and grants for individuals.


Thames-Coromandel District Libraries are collaborating with Hauraki District Libraries in supporting the child sexual abuse primary prevention campaign, Right2BSafe, led by CAPS Hauraki. The Libraries are proud to support this campaign and have put together a list of recommended resources to help inform and educate about this very real problem in our communities. The booklist has been approved as authoritative resources by experts in the field and has been sorted into broad categories based on the material dealt with in the books.

Turn the Page

This booklist gives people with mild to moderate mental health issues access to self-help books, CDs, and DVDs that have been recommended by psychologists, counsellors, and people with experience of mental illness.  The booklist covers depression, bipolar, relationships, grief and loss, suicide, anxiety, stress, relationships and personal stories of recovery and hope from people who experience mental illness. 

The National Library of New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand develop and maintain extensive collections relating to New Zealand and the Pacific, and New Zealanders overseas. 

Papers Past

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Ancestry Library Edition

Now you can access the genealogical research material free  as part of your library membership. Please note however, that Ancestry Ltd restricts access to use from within a physical library building. So come on in to either Thames, Tairua or Mercury Bay Libraries and activate the link above. Use our free internet computers or bring in your own device and use our free wireless access.


Community Law

Got a legal problem? Maybe we can help. We’re lawyers and we’re also community workers. We listen carefully, we’re whānau friendly, and we help you find solutions you feel comfortable with. We offer all sorts of free legal help, from easy-to-read information, to community workshops, to one-on-one legal help.