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Summer 22 Dec 2023

Don't let grey skies spoil your summer

Across our region, there's plenty going on to keep you busy whatever the weather.

Council news 19 Dec 2023

Helensville Library services update

Helensville Library staff are receiving praise for stepping up in challenging circumstances.

Libraries 5 Dec 2023

Auckland Council Libraries celebrate four million milestone and announce Top 100 line-up

Auckland Council Libraries is excited to be reaching the remarkable milestone of four million checkouts this year on Libby this week – just in time for the highly anticipated annual Top 100 books list! 

Council news 4 Oct 2023

Auckland Council Libraries adapt research services to changing needs

Research and heritage collection services enter a new era

Libraries 27 Sep 2023

Auckland Council Libraries now a one-stop shop

The incorporation of Auckland Council’s last six service centres into community hubs is rolling out, bringing a successful integration programme to an end and boosting service options for Aucklanders.

Central City Library 15 Sep 2023

Learn the whakapapa of a historic Māori phrasebook this Mahuru Māori

As we celebrate Mahuru Māori, a remarkable piece of history resurfaces as part of Auckland Council Libraries’ Ngako: The Collections Talk, providing a glimpse into the rich linguistic heritage of te reo Māori.

Kids / Family 11 Sep 2023

Exciting school holiday events ahead with Auckland Council

Spring into the school holidays with an array of exhilarating and family-friendly events that will excite even the hardest-to-please member of your whānau.

Central City Library 17 Jul 2023

Witi Ihimaera named as inaugural patron for Auckland Council Libraries’ We Read Auckland Festival

Witi Ihimaera is named as the first ever patron of Auckland Council Libraries’ Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau / We Read Auckland festival.

Heritage 6 Jul 2023

Exploring hidden heritage at Auckland Council Libraries

From Shakespeare's First Folio to rare maps and manuscripts, Auckland Council Libraries Heritage Collections are a treasure trove of information about our past.

Libraries 17 May 2023

Six cosy book nooks at Auckland’s libraries

As well as providing us with free access to gazillions of books, Auckland Council’s 56 libraries provide safe, comforting spaces where you can read, ponder, connect with others – and even whizz down a slide.

Libraries 19 Dec 2022

International recognition of historically significant papers for Auckland collection

Auckland Council Libraries are delighted to have the Clendon Papers added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Libraries 13 Dec 2022

Get your summer reading sorted with Auckland Council Libraries

A favourite way to while away the warm summer afternoons is lazing about at the beach or a local park with a book in hand.

COVID-19 12 Sep 2022

Upcoming changes to COVID-19 restrictions at Auckland Council facilities following traffic light announcement

Face masks no longer required at Auckland Council facilities from Tuesday 13 September.

Libraries 1 Aug 2022

Over 100 ways to bring books to life at We Read Auckland

Bring the whānau and celebrate Auckland’s readers, writers and the stories that bring us together with Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau | We Read Auckland in August.