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DVDs can be searched via LibrarySearch.

We have four collections of streaming video:

eTV - livestreaming and recording of programs from all free-to-air NZ TV channels (as well as some Sky TV and international channels). Search by keyword or for a particular TV programme. You can clip parts of videos you want to view or show.

Kanopy - extensive range of videos on topics including business, environmental science, agriculture, biology, sociology, architecture, and English as a second language. You can create clips, playlists and comment on the videos. - more than 1,400 training course videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, design, music and video, home computing, animation, and web design and development.

New Zealand Geographic - documentary videos from the Dunedin’s legendary production house Natural History New Zealand (formerly the Natural History Unit) and New Zealand Geographic. All content is in HD definition.

Read more about our audiovisual collections.


Available to staff/students:

  • FreshMap (NZ topographic and cadastral maps). Access is from the Library Web databases page. You can search down to the level of a street address/road. Digital so the maps are clearer than those in MapToaster.
  • MapToaster Topo/NZ Database Displays the NZ Topomap series in various scales; 1:50,000, 1:250,000, 1:500,000, 1:1 million, and 1:2 million. Aerial photos covering around 50% of the country are also available. Access is from on campus only, start from the Library Web databases page.

Available free online:

  • Environment Canterbury’s GIS Mapping system shows the location of wells, resource consents, soil information, land parcels (legal boundaries, ownership, size).
  • Ngāi Tahu's Kā Huru Manu has over 1,000 original Māori place names, kā ara tawhito (traditional travel routes), and the original Māori land allocations in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā.
  • LINZ Maps & Topographic Services allows download of topographic map image files.
  • Māori Maps, administered by Te Potiki National Trust, provides a nationwide map of marae, with photos of each marae, contact and background information and photographs.
  • S-map online – Landcare Research. Interactive maps of New Zealand soil properties.

Access and terms of use

Licence and access restrictions apply to electronic databases!

Due to licencing restrictions, some resources are only available to students and staff whilst others can be enjoyed more widely. The links below display our resources by availability. Note that each group can also access all the resources for the groups listed above them.

Databases available to:

Users may:

  • search the databases for teaching, study and research purposes only
  • print or download a limited amount of excerpts for their own scholarly or research use.

Users may NOT:

  • create substantial subsets of data
  • copy, sell or provide the data for any commercial or nonprofit use.