New online resources


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 Online

Drama 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 offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.

Gain access to the Royal Shakespeare Company Live collection, including films of live productions from 2013 to 2017; Shakespeare's Globe on Screen, including over 20 productions recorded live on the Globe stage; and LA Theatre Works, including more than 350 important dramatic works in streaming audio.

Check out Drama Online here or search the library website.

BWB Texts Collection

BWB Texts are short books on big subjects from great New Zealand writers. Read on smartphones and e-readers, tablets and as snappy paperbacks, BWB Texts is becoming one of New Zealand's most influential platforms for discussion, ideas and critical analysis. Over 50 texts are now available and more are released every month. Join the conversation and educate yourself on New Zealand's past, present and future.

Check out the BWB Texts Collection here or search the library website.

World Geography and Culture Online

This comprehensive database makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, videos, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. Great for students or anyone wanting reputable, up to date information on countries of the world.

Check out World Geography and Culture Online here or search the library website.

World Almanac for Kids

The World Almanac for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning The World Almanac and Facts On File along with more than 50 new interactive games, more than 100 new videos, and more.

Check out World Almanac for Kids here or search the library website.

Please also note that we have ended our subscription to Oxford Dictionaries Online as of the end of March.

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