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Ngā kōhikohinga - Collections

Explore our books and other resources, discover our unique special collections, and get recommendations on what to read next!

An image of the children's section at Te Awe Library, with the kids' te reo collection at the centre on wooden shelves.

Featured booklist – Pūrākau (Māori Myths and Legends)

Books, movies and more

You can find collections for tamariki of all ages at all of our branches. Use the tiles below to start exploring the books, movies, and other media that are available at your library.
  • Board books

    Short books printed on sturdy boards for little hands to enjoy
  • Comics

    Explore our vast range of comics and graphic novels for readers of all ages and ability levels
  • DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks

    Face-out library shelving displaying children's DVDs
    Explore our large collection of audiovisual material for tamariki of all ages
  • Dyslexia-friendly books

    A photo of some of our Dyslexia friendly collection.
    Books with special fonts and off-white paper to support dyslexic readers
  • Eager to read

    Graded early reader-style books to support new and developing readers grow their confidence
  • Fiction

    Chapter books, sophisticated picture books, puzzle books, and more!
  • Kids' Club Kete

    Specially-curated collections of books for busy parents and children with special interests
  • Large print

    Chapter books with larger print for those who have difficulty with smaller fonts
  • Magazines

    Our range of popular children's magazines will help your child explore their deepest interests
  • Māori

    Connect with te ao Māori through our pukapuka, library events, and other resources in te reo Māori.
  • Non-fiction

    Rows of books arranged spine-out on a shelf, separated by yellow shelf-dividers
    Explore our extensive children's non-fiction collection to discover your next hobby, passion, or interest.
  • Pasifika

    Discover our Pasifika language collections, including books in Cook Islands Māori, Tuvaluan, and everything in between
  • Picture books

    Discover your next favourite bedtime story in our enormous collection of picture books for tamariki
  • Tūhono

    An annual poetry journal by Wellington writers aged 5-18, produced and published by Wellington City Libraries.
  • Vox books

    These picture books with built-in audio players are perfect for developing readers
  • World languages

    From Amharic to Urdu, our libraries hold children's books in over 50 languages - explore them here