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Public Libraries of New Zealand

Public Libraries of New Zealand works with libraries across the country to make sure all of us have access to lifelong learning opportunities and information.

If you’re a fact finder or self-educator, research whizz or champion reader - that is, anyone who enjoys learning - your local library can fuel your curiosity and broaden your experience of the world. 

Librarians everywhere use their knowledge and know-how to give people access to information, and help them pick-up new skills.

Libraries help children and young people develop imagination and creativity. They give adults opportunities to learn about digital technologies and how to use them. They keep collections of a community's cultural heritage, and open doors to current thinking in all areas of human endeavour. 

Use our map to find your local library and check out the many free services, programmes and events.

Public Libraries of NZ


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Public libraries  make a difference to communities and individuals—economically, socially, educationally and environmentally. Watch the video below or read Our stories to see how libraries change lives...

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  • Libraries help develop imagination and creativity

  • We help encourage and promote understanding between different cultural groups

  • Public libraries offer resources to learn new skills such as digital literacy

  • A great place to meet new friends and hang out

  • Libraries help develop imagination and creativity

  • We help encourage and promote understanding between different cultural groups

  • Public libraries offer resources to learn new skills such as digital literacy

  • A great place to meet new friends and hang out

 

For an interactive map featuring all New Zealand public libraries.