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Author of the week
The sea question by Elizabeth Smither.
New Zealand writer Elizabeth Smither has authored novels, short stories and many poetry collections.

eResource of the week
Te Ara is an online encyclopedia of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.
The Clevedonaires, 1966.
Local history
Auckland Libraries' local history resources in include information about past Auckland mayors, the Auckland street names database, suburb histories and heritage trails.
The daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally.
First World War book lists
Browse our comprehensive lists of recommended First World War reading material, from film, poetry and fiction to history, biography and documentary.
A rugby league team.
Kintalk whānau kōrero
Check out our Kintalk family history blog and stay up to date with news and events, learn about new research tools, and help to solve some historical mysteries.
Latest news
The new Te Atatu Peninsula Library.
Te Atatu Peninsula Library has reopened in newly rebuilt home
Mon 17 Nov 2014
Te Atatu Peninsula Library has now reopened in spectacular new premises adjacent to Jack Pringle Park.   Read more
A T-shirt.
Wear your love of historic Auckland on your sleeve
Tue 04 Nov 2014
A new merchandise range featuring heritage images of Auckland is now available online.   Read more
Eleanor Catton.
Special loan from Eleanor Catton illuminates new exhibition
Fri 17 Oct 2014
A very special edition of Eleanor Catton's The luminaries is on display in the current Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibition 'For the love of books'.   Read more
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