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Author of the week
The book of common prayer by Joan Didion.
Novelist and essayist Joan Didion is best known for her journalism and autobiographical writing.

eResource of the week
The New York Times (1851-2007) is a detailed newspaper archive.
Important message
Service outage: Some online services may be unavailable on Monday 3 November between 5am and 8am. We apologise for any inconvenience
Native plants and blue sky.
What's On eNewsletter
Sign up for a monthly email update of events at Auckland Libraries including author talks, storytimes, workshops, games, competitions, exhibitions and much more.
Illustration of a pohutukawa flower.
Online exhibitions
Explore our library of online exhibitions on subjects such as Antarctic exploration, Māori taonga and the treasures of the Auckland Libraries collection.
A mobile library bus.
Mobile libraries
Find out when the four Auckland Libraries roaming book buses will be at a location near you by checking our new and improved maps and timetables.
Poppy harvesting in Afghanistan.
National Geographic
Browse the complete searchable archive of National Geographic magazine articles and photographs from the first issue in 1888 through to the present day.
Latest news
Artist's impression of new Te Atatu Peninsula Library.
Te Atatu Peninsula Library to close before move to new home
Tue 28 Oct 2014
Te Atatu Peninsula Library will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 1 November until it reopens in newly rebuilt premises on 15 November.   Read more
Eleanor Catton.
Special loan from Eleanor Catton set to illuminate new exhibition
Fri 17 Oct 2014
A very special edition of Eleanor Catton's 'The luminaries' will be included in the next Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibition.   Read more
The new Ranui Library.
Ranui Pātaka Kōrero - Ranui Library now open at brand-new site
Fri 12 Sep 2014
The new Ranui Library is now open at the corner of Swanson Road and Armada Drive.  Read more
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  • Map of the Western Front.
    Armistice Day anniversary
    11 November, Waitakere Central Library. Join us for an talk by Paul Hickford about the end of the First World War and his recent visits to Western Front sites in Europe. Read more
  • Letters and papers.
    More than a war
    26 September - 30 January. Auckland Libraries and Unitec's Communication Studies students present an exhibition bringing to life narratives and creative reflections on the First World War. Read more
  • Nalini Singh, photo by Shay Barratt.
    An evening with Nalini Singh
    5 November, Remuera Library. Spend an evening with best-selling author Nalini Singh, the 'alpha author of paranormal romance'. Read more
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