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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.

Libraries 22 Jul 2022

Look out for our mobile libraries at the markets

If you are visiting one of the local markets at Smiths Avenue, Ōtara or Wesley, why not drop by at one of our mobile libraries for some fun activities to do?

Libraries 30 Jun 2022

Aucklanders welcomed back to libraries with lost book amnesty

Aucklanders who have not been to an Auckland Council Library for some time are being welcomed back with a three-month long amnesty which started on 1 July 2022.

Council news 23 Jun 2022

Auckland Council finalist in excellence awards

Click and collect, outdoor spin classes, virtual concerts and ground-breaking kauri programme make it to the finals of local government excellence awards.

Summer 6 Dec 2021

Don't let grey skies spoil your summer

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

Libraries 31 Oct 2021

Study at home for teens with Auckland Libraries

Keep teens motivated with online resources that help them succeed with their schoolwork while schools are closed.

Libraries 29 Oct 2021

Take-away book service to support Aucklanders in lockdown

Auckland Council Libraries is launching a contactless click and collect service for Aucklanders keen to keep reading and learning over lockdown.

Libraries 2 Sep 2021

Library overdue fines settled for good

Auckland Council Libraries removed existing overdue fines from customer accounts on 1 September and will no longer be charging for overdue items.

Libraries 2 Jul 2021

Auckland Council to remove library overdue fines from 1 September 2021

The council is joining the global trend of removing library overdue fines with almost 600 libraries worldwide now fine free.

Libraries 1 Jun 2021

Bilingual book keeps students connected

A bilingual Samoan-English book by students at Ōtara’s Tangaroa College and funded by Auckland Council Libraries shares how they keep connected to their culture while living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Libraries 21 May 2021

We Read Auckland festival launches

A new winter programme of live and online events celebrating and promoting reading runs from Monday 31 May – Sunday 13 June.

Arts 25 Mar 2021

Lockdown collaboration project to be permanent part of oral history collection for Auckland Council Libraries

A collaboration project between Auckland Libraries and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage launches a five-part podcast series today to commemorate one year since the level four lockdown.

Libraries 5 Mar 2021

Beloved library getting an upgrade

East Coast Bays Library is one of the busiest across Tāmaki Makaurau, and all the foot traffic has meant the library is now in need of maintenance so it can keep serving the community well.