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Author of the week
Jim's letters by Glyn Harper.
Former soldier Glyn Harper has written books for adults and children about the First World War.

eResource of the week
Heritage Images is a database of historic images from our collections.
A boy listening to an eAudiobook.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Library members have free access to our collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Find out how you can enjoy great books and stories from a range of genres online.
Two ladies wearing hats.
Heritage et AL blog
Are you interested in local history? Check out our heritage blog and discover the treasures of the Auckland Libraries collection as highlighted by our expert staff.
The Evening Star masthead.
Heritage newspapers
Use Papers Past to browse digital editions of more than 80 newspapers published in New Zealand between 1839 and 1945, including The New Zealand Herald.
Stay where you are and then leave by John Boyne.
eBooks for kids
Our new eBook portal just for kids allows them to safely browse titles, place holds, and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for their age and reading level.
Latest news
Drawing of proposed children's area at Central City Library.
New children's area now ready to be discovered at Central City Library
Tue 22 Apr 2014
The revamped children's area was officially opened with a blessing by Ngāti Whātua on Thursday 17 April.   Read more
The New Zealand Herald from 1863-1945 now available in Papers Past
Wed 16 Apr 2014
The final stage of a collaborative project to fully digitise 82 years of the New Zealand Herald has been completed.  Read more
A librarian helps a child read an eBook.
Discover our new free eBooks portal just for kids
Wed 09 Apr 2014
This new portal allows children and parents to browse more than 2800 kids' eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Read more
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  • A horrible hero.
    April school holidays 2014
    18 April - 4 May. Fly into your local library to tackle terrible tyrants, solve horrific puzzles from the past and discover the ooziest and most terrible horrors from the natural - and the unnatural - worlds. Read more
  • A teen photographer.
    The Festival of Photography: school holiday workshops
    17 April - 5 May. Learn more about looking at the world with a photographer's eyes, getting the best out of digital cameras and editing images for display. Read more
  • An illustration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Lynd Ward.
    The Romantics
    11 March - 22 June. Experience the revolutionary mood in 18th and 19th century art and literature through our new exhibition of rare books and manuscripts from the Sir George Grey Special Collections. Read more
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