Feilding High School goes digital thanks to Manawatu District Libraries


(Posted on: March 22)

Feilding High School student Poppy Mckay with Library Services Manager Adie Johansen

Feilding High School students are all set to access a plethora of digital books and information through a collaboration with Manawatu District Libraries.

The school’s 1500 students now have access to a wide range of digital media including two eBook platforms; cloudLibrary and Libby, comic books through RBDigital, newspapers and magazines through Press Reader and other digital services at the touch of a button.

If you are a Feilding High School student, your student ID number has been ‘libraryised’ and you are automatically loaded into the membership database. From there students will have instant access to all digital services through the Feilding Library website or the associated apps.

All cloudLibrary titles will be accessible from the digital display kiosk which is located in the Feilding High School Library. Students can choose items from the kiosk, input their ‘libraryised’ student ID number and password and the items will instantly be available on their devices. Like traditional issues, students have the item for 3-weeks before it expires.

Feilding High School Principal Nathan Stewart believes these new digital platforms will aid students significantly in their learning.

“2019 has become the digital era. This collaboration with Manawatu District Libraries is the perfect example of schools and the community working together for the youth of today.”

“As a school, we are looking forward to the opportunities that these digital platforms will give the students to be able to assist in their learning and recreational hobbies throughout the year.”

Library Services Manager Adie Johansen believes this new relationship is a huge achievement for the region.

“Having these digital platforms accessible to students at Feilding High School will impact their learning positively and it is a fantastic avenue to increase youth engagement,” she says.  

In conjunction with the High School, the team at the Library are forming a Youth Group of high school students to be the liaison for what they want to see and improve for youth library engagement in the future.  

“This is a free service for students and one I encourage them to take advantage,”  Mrs Johansen says.