Home, Garden & DIY
MyLibrary is a free service which allows you to set up your own portal page to collect lists of new books, CDs and DVDs in the library. Our librarians compile these lists on a monthly basis across the different subject areas in the library's collection, and for many subjects these monthly lists are available going back a number of years.
Magazines in print
Where do I find the magazines?
The Central and branch libraries hold a range of magazines on home, gardening, DIY and related topics. In the Central Library the magazines can be found in the magazines section on the first floor, and in the branches on the magazine stands.
Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular home, gardening and DIY magazines (ordered by subject and with an option to find all magazines in a particular subject). Enjoy!
Food & Wine
Homes & Interior design
- Country Living
- Good Housekeeping
- Ideal Home
- NZ House & Garden
- Your Home & Garden
- Search for all Homes & Interior design magazines
Sewing & Craft
Woodwork & DIY
Online databases & articles
Full-text versions of several magazines are available through the EBSCO database, including:
(If you are accessing this page from a non-library computer you will need to login with your library card details before these links will work for you.)
Home & DIY:
|Architecture, NZ Domestic History||728.3709931|
|Brick, paver, tile laying||693|
|Colour in interior decoration||747.94|
|Cost & Standard of Living||332.024|
|Curtains and Blinds||646.21|
|Decks & Patios||721.84, 690.184 & 690.89|
|Fences & Gates||717|
|Garden Design & Landscaping||712.6|
|Home organisation & decluttering||648.8|
|House buying & selling NZ||643.12|
|Kitchens||747.797 & 643.3|
|Renewable energy in homes||621.042|
|Sustainable living||333.72, 363.7, 640 (Or try this Sustainable Living Catalgoue Search)|
|Tiles in interior decoration||698.9|
The majority of Gardening books are located 635 but some books are found in other areas.
|Orchards & fruits||634|
|Pests & diseases||632 & 635.049|
|Trees||635.977 & 582.16|
Gardening Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
- Building Plan search
- WCC building Services overview
The Council's Building Services team can help you with a range of building needs and requirements. Have a look here for an overview.
- Building Research Association of New Zealand
BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information company providing resources for the building industry.
- New Zealand Legislation
This site contains New Zealand Acts, Bills, and Regulations. You can read and download any of these free of charge.
- Resource Consents
Any development, subdivision or other proposed use of a site must be assessed against the Council's District Plan. The District Plan contains rules about different types of activities in different parts of the city. Anything not permitted by the Plan requires a resource consent, which will be for either a land-use consent or a subdivision consent. Find out more information here.
- Sustainable Building Guidelines
Wellington City Council has developed sustainable building guidelines to help homeowners, tenants, commercial property owners, architects, developers and builders make Wellington's buildings more sustainable.
- WCC archives overview, including family history, rates books, publications, rating and valuation records
- Updates recent changes to the Building Act 2004.
This page is written and maintained by Maria. My aim is to keep you informed about the home and garden collection at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. I'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email me with any feedback.