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What are Bestsellers?

Our Bestsellers Collection is the no-wait way to borrow the latest popular books and magazines. Simply check out the distinctive red shelves on the ground floor of the Central Library and at selected branch libraries.

Bestsellers are:

  • A collection of extra copies of very popular books and magazines
  • Bestseller books are $5 to borrow for 10 days; magazines are $2.50
  • They can't be reserved -- so there's no queue
  • Because they're only loaned out a week at a time, they're often available and on the shelf when you visit us

The same titles are available for free in the main collection, but there may be a reserve queue, and you may have to wait -- especially if a book is very popular.

Here are the facts:

Books Magazines
Cost: $5 $2.50
Loan period: 10 days 1 week
Overdue charge $1 per day $1 per day
Bestseller shelves

Bestseller magazines

Title Sites available
Details Central
Bride and Groom Central
Elle Decoration Central & Branches
Eve Central & Branches
Harpers Bazaar Central & Branches
Marie Claire (Australia) Central & Branches
Madison Central & Branches
MindFood Central
Notebook Central & Branches
On Point Central
Red Central & Karori
Tatler Central & Branches
Vanity Fair Central & Branches
Vogue (UK) Central & Branches

Locating Bestsellers on the catalogue

Bestsellers can be found in the catalogue by searching by title or author. (If you choose to reserve the title, the reserve will go on the normal lending copies, not the Bestseller copies.)

Central and some branches keep a list of their current Bestsellers; check the Bestsellers stand or ask the staff for assistance.

New Bestsellers

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