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Libraries 3 Sep 2020

EBook readers look on the bright side during lockdown

Auckland Council Libraries record 140,000 e-issues in latest Alert Level 3.

Libraries 18 Aug 2020

Auckland libraries 'call to check'

Redeployed librarians make welfare calls to vulnerable residents as part of Auckland Emergency Management’s COVID-19 response.

Libraries 18 Aug 2020

eBooks flying from Auckland library in record numbers

Aucklanders are borrowing eBooks at unprecedented rates, as a free and easy way to keep people and families entertained at home.

Libraries 10 Aug 2020

Te Manawa community facility wins architecture award

Te Manawa Westgate Library and Multi-Purpose Facility has been named as a winner in the public architecture category at this year’s Auckland Architecture Awards.

Libraries 8 Jul 2020

Call for submissions for ‘COVID-19 - A Snapshot in Time Archive’

Be a part of history and submit your writing, photographs, drawings, videos and sounds from lockdown.

Community 6 Jul 2020

Libraries reach out to support kaumātua Māori

During lockdown, a group of Māori specialist staff from Auckland Council Libraries identified an opportunity to establish a service to engage with kaumātua Māori in these unprecedented times.

Libraries 10 Jun 2020

Aucklanders flock back to libraries to borrow over half a million items

Since re-opening, customers eager to refresh their reading material after lockdown have kept library staff busy restocking shelves.

Libraries 26 May 2020

On the job hunt? Get ahead of the pack with Auckland Council Libraries’ free resources

Free resources and services to help with your job search from Auckland Council Libraries.

Community 9 Mar 2020

New exhibition challenges perceptions of the Pacific

Discover the people and stories of the Saltwater Realm at Waitui Ātea: Saltwater Realm.

Heritage 18 Feb 2020

Two Auckland Council Libraries heritage collections receive UNESCO heritage recognition

The earliest New Zealand land weather records and a 1900s photographic collection have been recognised as being of national significance.

Libraries 29 Jan 2020

Record numbers of budding book worms take part in summer reading programme

More than 13,000 Auckland children joined Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore this summer.

Libraries 17 Jan 2020

Kōrero Bike bringing libraries into the community

After a major overhaul and refurbish, the Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero (Central City Library) bike is gearing up to hit Auckland streets and events this summer.

Libraries 10 Dec 2019

Take a chance on a mystery book this Valentine's Day

Indulge in a fun and free Valentine’s activity at your local library.

Libraries 3 Dec 2019

Robinson Crusoe sails into Auckland' Central City Library

Come along and see a 300-year-old copy of Robinson Crusoe at Auckland Council's Central City Library.

Libraries 2 Dec 2019

Your guide to Auckland Libraries podcasts

If you're on the hunt for a summer activity, Auckland Council Libraries has something for you with The Great Summer Read.