Two books I found in [the catalogue], say they are available ‘Online’ and ‘On Demand’. What does this mean?

We have access to many books electronically.

To access them, login using your WAI login and password. 

  • Those with the availability status ‘Online’, can usually be accessed at any time
  • Those with a status of ‘On Demand’ only allow five-minute browsing. 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ If you require further access, then you must create a request.


  • This request is sent to Library staff for approval.
  • Please ensure you include the reason for your request on the form.
  • Requests are usually actioned within 48 hours.
  • Please Note: Approval of requests is dependent on a number of factors. Whether a request is approved or not, you will receive an email reply with further information.
  • For more information about our e-book collections, please go to the "Find and Use E-Books" page in the Library Website.