Collections across our libraries include books, language and accessible resources, music, DVDs and games, and resources for education and research. We also hold significant heritage collections.
We hold the largest collection of books in New Zealand:
We strive to accommodate the interests of our readers.
We are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the people in our community, stocking quality titles in the many community languages spoken by Aucklanders.
Our collections and services for customers with reading or access difficulties range from traditional large print books to excellent eBook and eAudioBook collections.
It’s not just about books- our broad music collection ranges from CDs to sheet music and resources offering an enormous range of world music online. The DVD library has everything from new release films and documentaries to sports and instructional titles. We also have good selection of new and classic console games.
Your local library is a centre of learning. You can do things like:
From New Zealand case law to maps of 19th century Auckland to parenting help – it’s all here.
We have significant heritage collections, including the Grey Collection, which now forms a significant part of the Sir George Grey Special Collections at the Central City Library.
Four research centres house comprehensive research collections with a focus on family history, whakapapa and local history resources. More than 100 online resources are available through our website for research, study or general interest.
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