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6 Nov 2019:

Stuff Ltd have withdrawn remote access to their newspapers and magazines through PressReader. Some newspapers are no longer available when accessing PressReader from outside our library — more information about the PressReader change

On 6 November 2019 your login password for accessing your library card changed to a PIN - more informationabout the login change.

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Arts & Design

Visual arts, craft, architecture, fashion, images, more...

Books & Reading

Reading suggestions, booklists, author information, reviews, more...

Business

Trends, current articles and data, small business, company information, more...

Computing & Technology

Internet, searching, software, tutorials, articles & news, more...

Encyclopaedias

Dictionaries, NZ and world reference books, Encyclopedia Britannica, more...

Facts & Figures

Countries, world records, statistics, more...

Film & DVD

Streaming movies, storytimes, Shakespeare & more... more...

Funding & community

Sponsorship, grants, scholarships, awards, Wellington, community groups, more...

Govt & law

NZ legislation, parliamentary papers e.g. Hansard, central and local government, more...

Health

Health conditions, well-being, medical treatments from trusted sources, more...

History

Genealogy, local and world history, more...

Jobs & careers

Employment, adverts, job hunting, training & development, more...

Kids & Homework

Encyclopaedias, games, picture book eBooks & more...

Languages

Translation, world newspapers, ESOL, learning languages, more...

Magazines

Full text articles and indexes covering thousands of journals, more...

Māori

Dictionaries, name indexes, niupepa, iwi histories, more...

Music

Listen online, lyrics, styles, artists, composers, more...

Newspapers

Current local, national and world newspapers, also historical, more...

New Zealand

Local history, reference resources, articles and newspapers, indexes, more...

People & places

Biographies, countries, historical and current, world and NZ, more...

Phone books & directories

Current & historical, post office directories, electoral rolls, more...

Science

Current articles, reference sources, research, more...

Social comment

Current affairs, contemporary issues, society, culture, more...

Study & homework

Encyclopedias, reference works, tips, articles and newspapers, more...

Transport & cars

Road codes, repairs & maintenance, models, consumer information, more...

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