Auckland Council Libraries: 100 reasons to have a library card

100 reasons to have a library card

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There are so many reasons to have a library card, it’s easy to lose count!

Whether you want to stream movies, map your family history, read the latest eMagazines or do an online course, a free library card unlocks countless resources and opportunities.

Read on for some of our favourite reasons to have a library card or come up with your own reason! 

#1 - Avoid inky fingers by reading an eNewspaper

We know the feeling of smudging things with newspaper ink. Avoid the hassle and read a digital newspaper for free on PressReader!

PressReader has amazing titles from Aotearoa and around the globe. Choose from the Guardian, Washington Post, El País, Daily Mail and many more for your daily news update. Go to eNewspapers

#3 - Upskill on the bus with an online course

Learn about AI, music production or inclusive leadership with free access to LinkedIn Learning.

With over 5,000 online courses delivered by experts in a range of fields, it’s easy to grow your skills and learn on the go. Go to LinkedIn Learning

#12 - No more late fees! Yippee!

We’ve made overdue fines a thing of the past so you can enjoy your loans stress-free. 

#14 - Access eAudiobooks when you don’t feel like turning pages

Great for before bed, lazy Sundays or easy multi-tasking, our free eAudiobooks are the perfect hands-free solution!

Discover new and classic titles on our eAudiobook platforms.

#19 - Keep tamariki busy for free

Our libraries are awesome spaces to bring tamariki! Pick up resources to take home, come along for events, check out our school holiday programmes or discover technology in our Makerspaces.

#33 - Access millions of books without spending a cent

Our expert team ensures all the buzz-worthy titles arrive on our library shelves and in our eCollections for you to borrow and enjoy. Search the library catalogue

And best of all, it’s entirely free! So, you can keep up to date with all the hot reads without adding to your weekly spending. 

Get your shiny new library card

It really is easy. Just turn up to a library with photo ID and talk to our friendly library staff. They’ll get you set up with a library card. 

To access eCollections and online resources right away, join the library online!

Auckland Council Libraries:100 reasons to have a library card