Every year thousands of avid readers and movie & music lovers gather at Central Library for the May book sale. Judging by its past popularity, this sale should be no different. Past buyers have used the sale to find the best book deals, to complete their personal collections or just to rummage and find a gem. And the sale helps our libraries by making room for an ever increasing collection.
Highlights of this sale: a great range of non-fiction books, along with the usual range of adult fiction, DVDs, CDs and magazines on every topic imaginable. As at each previous sale, stock is replenished at regular intervals ensuring there are always fresh bargains to be found. And they really are bargains – prices start from 50 cents for magazines, adult fiction, and young adult/teens books with most other items between $1 and $6 and some marked prices.
If you love a bargain, you won’t want to miss it. The book sale starts Tuesday 16 May at 9.30am, Central Library.
Wellington City Libraries has opened up its virtual doors to 400 years of British historical newspapers and 19th Century US newspapers, bringing these resources to your computer or mobile device. Gale News Vault consists of five individual newspaper and news collections. You can uncover births, deaths and marriages or just browse local news or scandals.
The News Vault can be accessed from home and in the library – all you need are your library card details to unlock this amazing treasure trove for family history or history in general.
You can choose to search across the following five collections through Gale News Vault or alternatively, you can search each resource individually:
The Daily Mail Historical Archive: (1896-2004): As well as providing access to the regular edition of this newspaper the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 / Sunday Times 1822-2006: The Times has covered all major international events from the French Revolution, to the conflicts, crises and changes of the 21st century.
17-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers: This is the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English News media collected by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). The 700 volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were mainly published in London, however some English provincial newspapers are also represented.
British Newspapers 1600-1950:A comprehensive range of national, regional and local British newspapers reflecting the social, political and cultural events of the times.
19th century US Newspapers: This collection features full text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions from throughout the US. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century with an emphasis on topics such as the American Civil War, African –American culture and history, and Western migration.