Wellington City Libraries

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Ngā kaupapa kaingākau Popular topics

Welcome to our Popular Topics page! Here you'll find pages that bring all our resources on your favourite topics together in one place. Have a browse and enjoy the collection!

The Subject Help page includes information on Government & Law, Standards, Telephone Books & more.

Art and Design page

Art & Design

Architecture, graphic design, Maori art, NZ art, photography.

Beliefs page


Buddhism, Celtic, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, New Age Spiritualism, Wairuatanga, Wicca.

Biographies page


Recent items, shelf help, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Booklists page


New materials, monthly lists, what's popular.

Business page


News & blog, databases, business guides, library resources and services, contact our business librarians.

Careers page


Resumés/CVs, employment sites, networking, upgrading your skills, Career Services NZ.

Cars & Transport page

Cars & Transport

Car & motorcycle Manuals, motor racing, magazines, shelf help.

Classical Music page

Classical Music

Ballet/Dance, English music, woodwind, classical guitar, Mediaeval, musicals, opera, New Zealand, baroque, Spanish classical.

Comics page


Graphic novels, graphic memoirs, superheroes, webcomics, ComicFest.

Computing page


Coming soon: Technology, software, hardware, iPhone & Android, Windows & Mac, programming, Arduino, wearable tech, word processing.

Design and Architecture page

Design & Architecture

Graphic design, typography, advertising, architecture, digital & print magazines.

Environment and Sustainability page

Environment & Sustainability

Global warming, climate change, sustainable living, organic gardening.

eLibrary page


eBooks, eAudio, OverDrive, BorrowBox, RBdigital, Lynda.com, PressReader, MyGateway.

Fashion and Beauty page

Fashion & Beauty

NZ fashion, Vogue archives, blogs, magazines, hair care, jewellery, nails, costume, style guides.

Festivals and Ceremonies page

Festivals & Ceremonies

Weddings, funerals, seasonal festivals, community stories & traditions.

Fiction page


Classics, NZ fiction, Who writes like..., mysteries, sci-fi, romance, short stories, book clubs, bestsellers.

Genealogy page


Ancestry, Find My Past, researching family trees, Births, Deaths and Marriages, electoral rolls, cemetery records, whakapapa.

Health page


Health issues, medical conditions, history of medicine, natural medicine, databases & resources.

History page


Archaeology, World Wars, the Ancient World, Asia, Far East, Africa, North & South America, Pacific regions, NZ history, women's history.

Home, Garden and DIY page

Home, Garden & DIY

Interiors, construction, organization, home maintenance, sewing & crafts, cooking, sustainable living.

Learning English page

Learning English

Social English groups, IELTS, TOEFL, News Ad Lib radio, library tours, migrant information.

Movies page


Film, television, directors, actors, script writing, film editing, NZ film, local cinemas.

Newspapers page


Local newspapers, online news sources, PressReader, NZ newspapers, international newspapers.

Parenting page


Baby names, local events, education, craft activities, support & advice, government resources.

Pasefika page


Art, crafts, travel, language, history, literature, statistics, health.

Personal Finance and Budgeting page

Personal Finance & Budgeting

Investment, debt management, accounting, property investment, share trading.

Popular Music page

Popular Music

Staff picks, books about music, magazines, Wellington Music blog, Alexander Street Press, Naxos music.

Science page


Technology, astronomy, chemistry, earth science, maths, physics, plants.

Seniors page


Large print, sound & vision, housebound, talking books, genealogy, Smartview & Zoomtext, community centres.

Sport page


NZ & international sports news, physical fitness, sports biographies, games, dance.

Travel page


Tourism, travel documentaries, Lonely Planet guides, atlases, maps, destinations.

Weddings page


Beauty, hair, makeup, cakes, decorations, music, photography, speeches & toasts.

Zines page


News, reviews, staff picks, how-to, local events, zine donations.