Porirua City Digital Library

Use your library card to access Spydus mobile app, Generosity NZ, Libby, Borrowbox, Pressreader and Beamafilm.

Use your library card to access Spydus mobile app, Generosity NZ, Libby, Borrowbox, Pressreader and Beamafilm.

Ebooks & audiobooks from Libby and Borrowbox

Use your Porirua Library card, and library PIN / PASSWORD to log in and borrow eBooks from Libby or Borrowbox for a period of seven days, 14 days or 21 days – you choose. You can borrow up to 10 digital books at once. If the item you want is out, you can reserve it and you will be notified when it is available to borrow, easy! Download the eBook APPs to start reading now.


Use your library card and PIN/ password to access over 7,000 newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries and in 70 languages.

Get the APP guide here Quick guide for Pressreader

Generosity New Zealand

Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa.

Use you library card for information on for individual scholarships and community grants.

You will need:

  • your PORIRUA library card number
  • enter your name, & email address
  • and create a password.

( Trial until the end of January 2025. )


Check out what's on offer with Beamafilm, the streaming service FREE for library members that offers hundreds of titles. With an array of independent features and documentaries, kid's films and hard to find classics, there is something out of the ordinary for everyone in the Beamafilm catalogue .

Get the guide here Quick guide to Beamafilm

The quick 1,2,3 guide to Beamafilm:

  1. Go here: http://porirua.beamafilm.com/
  2. Enter Library Card number
  3. Enter Name, Email, create a Password.

You need a SMART card (SM***** number) to use Beamafilm. If you don’t have an SM card number, contact us or come in to the library to update your card”.

(Not your library Pin/ Password -which is usually too short. If you log in via Google or Facebook option. Then Beamafilm will use your Google or Facebook password)

Spydus App

You can download the free Spydus Mobile Library app which allows you to:

  • Search and reserve from our Library collection.
  • View your loans, & reservations.
  • Renew your Porirua library items.
  • Update your personal details.
  • Built-in borrower barcode.

Once installed, open the Spydus app on your device:

  • Select Library and search for Porirua.
  • Login and enter your details.
  • Select your preferred branch.
  • My Account will only show the Porirua library books you have borrowed.
  • You will not be able to see or renew items from other SMART libraries.

Get the Spydus Mobile App guide here

Reference Resources/ Web Resources

Web Resources to help with your information searching such as: legal resources, homework resources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, historical time lines, bibliographies, almanacs, NZ road code, or Wellington train timetables.