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Public Libraries of New Zealand

Public Libraries of New Zealand is the peak body for the public library sector. We work with more than 300 public libraries across New Zealand to make sure all of us in New Zealand have access to outstanding libraries that enhance our communities

Public Libraries of New Zealand leads the debate on the future of public libraries. We advocate for the continuous improvement of public libraries to meet the evolving needs of local communities. 

Public libraries provide opportunities for lifelong learning. They help children and young people develop imagination and creativity.  They give adults the opportunity to learn about technology and how to use it, about their cultural heritage, the arts and science.

Public Libraries of NZ


Libraries Change Lives

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 Today




  • 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.