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Ten library tips for teens and young people

Published: 16 November 2018

With exams finishing and summer stretching out ahead, it’s a hectic time for younger Aucklanders. Check out this list of free services from Auckland Libraries to make your life easier.

  1. Book a librarian

Get one-on-one help putting together your CV, whether you’ve just finished school or are looking for a summer job.

  1. Homework help

If you’re not at the job-hunting stage yet, get a hand with homework for free to crack that final assignment or last exam.

  1. Free wi-fi

For everyone who’s run out of data and been kicked off the wi-fi at home – we’ve got your back. All libraries in Auckland have free wi-fi you can access anytime.

  1. Printing

We’ve all suffered that crippling panic when you’re out of ink, out of paper and deadlines are looming. Luckily, Auckland Libraries offers printing and photocopying, for both library and non-library members. You can print from the library computers or send documents from your device at home.

  1. eReading

Have a reading craving and can’t get to a library in person? Just jump online to access Auckland Libraries’s collection of over 200,000 eBook, eMagazine and eAudiobook titles.  

  1. Libby

For the easiest eReading experience, download the Libby app onto your smartphone, tablet or iPod.

  1. Tupu Youth Library

Check out the only youth library in New Zealand, based in Ōtara. From music gigs to after-school programmes, author talks and ‘living legends’ sessions with artists and musicians, there’s always something on.

  1. Youth careers and training advice

Head to Te Matariki Clendon’s library for their weekly career sessions, giving 14 to 16-year-olds one-to-one professional advice about heading into career and study.

  1. Youthworx

If you’re near Glen Eden on Tuesdays or Thursdays, stop by Youthworx, a free support programme teaching essential adult skills, from getting a learner’s licence to nailing your first job. 

  1. Events

Check out exhibitions, workshops, author talks and a bunch of other events at one of the 55 libraries across Auckland.

Head to aucklandlibraries.govt.nz for more info and find out how to become an Auckland Libraries member for free.