Auckland Libraries: Pacific collections and resources

Pacific collections and resources

Ngā Kohinga taonga tuku iho

​We have an extensive collection of Pacific resources and materials, including items in Pacific languages, resources in English about Pacific nations and bilingual material.

All community libraries have a selection of Pacific items, in various formats including DVDs, music CDs, magazines and books.


The collections support children, teens and adults in the maintenance of their first language and culture, as well as fulfilling literacy, leisure and recreational needs.



Books in Pacific languages

We have books in:

  • Cook Island Māori

  • Fijian

  • Niuean

  • Samoan

  • Tokelauan

  • Tongan.

Books in Pacific languages move around the libraries. These are “floating” collections – the book will be kept at whichever library it gets returned to.



Find books in Pacific languages in the catalogue


Māori Kūki 'Āirani - Cook Island Māori

Kids

Adults 



Na Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian

Kids

Adults 



Ko e vagahau Niuē - Niuean

Kids

Adults 



Gagana fa'a Sāmoa - Samoan

Kids

Adults 



Tau gagana Tokelau - Tokelauan

Kids

Adults 



Lea faka-Tonga - Tongan

Kids

Adults




Heritage and research

Our heritage and research collections include a range of Pacific materials:

  • family history (e.g. microfilms of birth, death and marriage registers)

  • reference books

  • magazines and newspapers

  • manuscripts relating to Pacific history and society and Pacific communities in New Zealand.

These collections are held at Research NorthResearch Central, Research South and Research West


Online heritage resources