Electronic Databases

Electronic databases include: Epic, Ancestry Library Edition, givUS and givME

If you are doing research, study, homework or just want to know more, Ruapehu District Libraries are now able to access thousands of electronic resources through the EPIC database suite and other subscription-only sites.

You will be able to access NZ and international full-text journals, newspapers, magazines, photographs and graphics that provide current and reputable information on topics such as:

  • Science
  • Health
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biographies
  • Business, industry and management
  • Literature
  • Global issues

​These may be accessed from our library catalogue page.

A printable flyer on on-line database services is available here.


Ancestry Library Edition 

Provides a comprehensive genealogical tool to trace family lineage or access historical records.

Ancestry Database log-in

NOTE: This link will not work from your home or other computers and locations.

​To access the Ancestry Library Edition you need to be using one of the Ruapehu District Libraries​ computers or the Library WIFI with your own device. 


Please feel free to ask staff for assistance.​


Looking for grant funding?

​Funding is sourced from government and local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trusts, gaming trusts and service organisations.

givUS is for clubs, voluntary and community organisations – over 1200 grants to help with administration costs, building redevelopment, salaries, volunteer expenses and equipment.

givME is for over 4000 scholarships and grants to assist with personal study needs, research or professional development.



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