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New online resources

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Auckland Libraries are excited to present our new databases for 2018! 

There's something for everyone! Our new databases include Drama Online, BWB Texts Collection, World Almanac for Kids, World Geography and Culture Online, and Road to IELTS.

Find out more about our new databases below.

Road to IELTS – General and Academic There has always been a high demand for IELTS study guides from students learning English as a second language. Great news! We offer free access to the world-class Road to IELTS online preparation courses for both the General and Academic modules. These interactive, self-study preparation courses can be accessed online anywhere anytime – allowing you to work at your own pace and in your own time.

Check out Road to IELTS General here, Road to IELTS Academic here or search the library website.

Drama OnlineDrama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies o…

Website outages

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Our website will be experiencing outages due to maintenance and updates.

The Auckland Libraries website will be unavailable on the following dates:
Thursday 12 April, 12am - 3amThursday 3 May, 5.55am - 7am - Our apologies, this outage will affect our catalogue, account, eBooks and eAudiobooks, and the app. Our apologies for this inconvenience. 
The website will be unavailable at these times, but our library catalogue and the Auckland Libraries app will still be functional during most outages.
Search the catalogue here.
Search "Auckland Libraries" in the app store of your device to download the app.


Magazine requests made easier

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As of Monday 9 April it will be much easier to request your favourite magazines!

Our catalogue display will now let you view copies of a particular issue of a magazine in expandable lists, making it easier to browse for the magazine issue you're looking for. Additionally, when you click request you will find it much easier and faster to select your desired issue.

Our staff are working through all our magazine titles as quickly as possible - if your usual read hasn't become easier to request, don't worry - it soon will be!

If you need help with requesting magazines, or would like to go through the process with a staff member, chat to your local librarian, or contact us online or over the phone at 09 377 0209.

Easter and ANZAC closures

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All our libraries will be closed on the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays.

Check below for more details:

Easter 2018
All libraries will be closed on Good Friday 30 March 2018. Mobile Libraries will not operate.Libraries will be open as usual on Saturday 31 March 2018.All libraries will be closed on Sunday 1 April 2018.All libraries will be closed on Easter Monday 2 April 2018 with the exception of Botany Library, which opens on Easter Monday from 10am - 5.30pm. Mobile Libraries will not operate.
ANZAC day 2018
All libraries will be closed on ANZAC day Wednesday 25 April 2018 with the exception of Botany Library, which opens on ANZAC day from 1pm - 5.30pm.
Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.

Check out our website for eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more!

New Auckland fiction reference collection

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We're excited to have our first standalone reference collection of Auckland fiction at Research Central, Level 2, Central City Library.

Fiction lovers can browse the Kōrero paki nō Aotearoa/Local Fiction Collection seven days a week, and visitors to the city can find a pathway into our culture through our stories.

Whilst focusing on Auckland fiction, the collection also includes work from wider New Zealand with an emphasis on Māori, Pacific and Asian NZ writers.

Local gems include short story writer O.E. Middleton's 1972 collection The Loners – with each story beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Ralph Hotere. We also have a complete set of the New Women’s Fiction anthologies first published in Auckland in the 1980s. These were important counters to the lack of publishing opportunities for women writers in literary journals and major anthologies at that time. Aorewa McLeod, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku and Vivienne Plumb are some of the many voices found in these volumes.


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Waitangi Day closures

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All our libraries will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi Day, with the exception of Botany Library, which will be open from 10am - 5.30pm.

Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.

Check out our online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more!

Auckland Anniversary Day closures

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All our libraries will be closed on Monday 29 January for Auckland Anniversary Day, with the exception of Botany Library, which will be open from 10am - 5.30pm.

Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.

Check out our online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more!