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How to use this online catalogue:

How to use this online catalogue


Quick search

Use this for keyword searching.  Keyword searching means that it will search all the fields i.e. title, author, subject, series, notes and publisher, for that word.  It will not list likely matches.

Title search

This allows you to search any of the search types from the one screen. PLEASE NOTE: It is advisable not to fill out all search criteria.


Search for your favorite author.


Find out what we have on a subject.


Search for a series i.e. Vampire Chronicles.


Allows you to search by publisher name e.g. Reed.


Once you have clicked on the search type that you wish to use you then type in what you want to search for. Anything written in blue and underlined you may click on to find out more.



You can use truncation in searches. E.g. electro* will search for all words starting with electro, and *electro* will search for all words containing electro. Or if you are not sure of how to spell an authors name you may want to enter just the first part of their name e.g. Ste* King.



Your Account

Check on your issues and reserves.

New Books

Allows you to view new books that have been received the previous month.

Ebook Catalogue

You can borrow ebooks from the NZ Libs ebook lending facility using your CHB Libraries card.  Use the ebook catalogue link to access the website and you will be able to check out and download eBooks in epub and pdf formats. eBooks can be downloaded to a compatible portable device.

NZ Libraries Catalogue

Access the New Zealand Libraries catalogue.