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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Don't let grey skies spoil your summer

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


Library hours align with public demand this Christmas

During this Christmas and New Year break, 54 of our 55 Auckland libraries will close for four extra days responding to data showing that Aucklanders visit libraries less frequently during this period.


Libraries help get summer sorted with ‘Top 100’ books

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles – in ten categories - ready for summer 2021.


10 millionth eBook makes history

Aucklander Sarid Olvera Anzures downloaded an eBook on her phone in August, unaware she had just borrowed the 10 millionth OverDrive eBook from Auckland Council Libraries.


Gone fishing with a reel 3D-printed at Te Manawa library

For just the cost of materials, Aucklanders can make use of 3D printers at eight Auckland Council Libraries across the region.


'Food for Thought' exhibition tempts Auckland's tastebuds

Take your tastebuds along to Food for Thought at the Central City Library and prepare to leave feeling hungry.


Wrap-around services in uncertain times

Auckland Council Libraries are responding to emerging community needs as the city moves to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.


Libraries help demystify election process

Auckland Council Libraries has recently launched the ‘Your Vote Counts’ programme, designed to support Aucklanders in the lead-up to the 2020 General Election.