The doors to our three libraries might be closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, but the online library is open and bustling with activity.

During March we’ve seen Nelson library users collectively download over 3,000 ebooks, 1,600 audiobooks and had over 160 people take advantage of our new Digital Online Membership.

Now is also the perfect time to delve into a bit of family history as is now available for library members from the comfort of their own homes. 

This online resource has a significant collection of genealogy resources such as electoral rolls, birth, marriage and death records, census records, military records, shipping lists and more from around the world. 

Head over to the Nelson Public Libraries website to begin searching– who knows what hidden secrets or stories you might discover!

Not a library member? You can join as a Digital Only Member over on our website and if you need help using these tools just get in touch by emailing or through the Nelson Public Libraries website.

Our librarians are happy to chat through email, via phone or even online teleconference software.