Auckland Council Libraries: National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library

Puka tohu ki te iMōhini National Geographic Virtual Library

​The National Geographic Virtual Library provides in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science and technology, making it an essential resource for teachers and students as well as general readers.

How it works

To read National Geographic Virtual Library eMagazines you need to be an Auckland Libraries member. Join now. It's free and there are no late fees for iMōhini.

To borrow eMagazines in the National Geographic Virtual Library, you will need your library barcode number and your PIN.

As the official journal of the nonprofit National Geographic Society, National Geographic magazine built its reputation on delivering the highest quality photojournalism and cartography in the world.

The content of this archive comprises every page of every issue along with a cross-searchable kohinga of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. 

The National Geographic Virtual Library includes access to:

  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994

  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-current

  • National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World. 

For help on searching or viewing content, see the National Geographic Virtual Library Help .


The National Geographic Virtual Library has a two issue embargo. This means that the two most recent issues are not available. 

Magazines cannot be downloaded and read offline.

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Auckland Council Libraries:National Geographic Virtual Library Find out how to download and read a huge range of National Geographic eMagazines from Auckland Libraries on your phone, tablet, or laptop.