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A map of Auckland.
The Auckland Libraries heritage maps collection contains many items of historic significance.
Bob Harvey by Jane Ussher.
Glen Eden Stories
Explore local history project Glen Eden Stories and hear former mayor of Waitakere City, Bob Harvey, share his memories of Glen Eden and surfing at Karekare in the 1950s.
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 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 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.
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.   Read more
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