Our libraries are closed, but our eCollections and online resources are available 24/7.
There are processes to follow if you would like us to consider purchasing your book.
We purchase items for our collections through specialist library suppliers, rather than by buying items directly from publishers or authors. This enables us to lower the total cost of our purchases by reducing the number of purchase transactions. Books published by a mainstream publisher are likely to be listed by a library supplier.
To select the material they want to purchase for their libraries, most public libraries use library suppliers' websites.
Library suppliers do not keep copies of publications on their premises but will order them from publishers/authors when they receive orders from libraries.
If you are a publisher or an author, you need to contact library suppliers to discuss pricing and any other conditions of sale that may be relevant. The pricing of your publication is up to you.
Wheelers Books - NZ fiction and nonfiction, NZ children's and teens, adult fiction.
Academy Book Company - Māori and Pasifika.
Peter Pal - International nonfiction, International children's and teens.
Once your book is available through a library supplier, if you want us to consider purchasing your book you can fill out the ask us to buy it form.
Purchase decisions are guided by our Collection Development Policy.
Please do not send a copy of your book to the library. The information provided by you or the library supplier is usually sufficient for us to make our selection decision. If we need to see a copy we will contact you. Unwanted unsolicited material sent to us will be sold in our book sale.
We do not have a suitable platform for donated ePublications. We source our material through eBooks suppliers.You can contact our eBook suppliers to get more information around making your title available to libraries:
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