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Temporary change to Devonport and Takapuna Library hours and services

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We know you have been loving having our libraries back in action.  However, both the Takapuna and Devonport libraries are operating with fewer staff at the moment so are having to make a few changes to hours and services over the next few days so that they can still offer the services you love and keep you safe.  Sunday 5 December – Devonport fully open; Takapuna offering Click & Collect service along with returns and WiFi. Monday 6 December – Takapuna fully open;  Devonport closed. Tuesday 7 December – Takapuna fully open; Devonport offering Click & Collect service along with returns and WiFi.  We appreciate this may be inconvenient for some of you, but please support our library teams, who are working hard to make sure you have access to library services.

Website outages

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Tuesday 7 December, 11:59pm to 4am, Wednesday 8 December Our website will be unavailable due to maintenance and updates. Our catalogue, app, eResources, My Account, eBooks and eAudiobook services will not be affected during this period. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Tips for staycationing with the kids

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Finding ways to keep your tamariki entertained at home can be a hard feat, and currently, extreme staycationing is where we’re all at. We are here to help your crew stay in shipshape with free online resources to entertain, educate or distract! Your Auckland Libraries membership gives you full access – just log in with your library card and password or PIN, and jump right in! No library card? No worries! Sign up for an eMembership for full access to our eResources, all from the comfort of your own home! Relax with a read Research has shown that reading relaxes the body and the mind, even more than listening to music or going for a walk! Here are some great ways to escape the world around you and bring the family closer. Make the most of having everyone together by choosing a family read-aloud for any time – not just bedtime Put aside some quiet time each day to read 'together alone'. Hunker down in your favourite cosy corners for a read, parents and c

Learn from home with Auckland Libraries

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With tamariki and rangatahi (youth) all studying from home right now, Auckland Libraries are here to help! Clear the kitchen table and get out the devices – keep kids motivated with online resources that help them succeed with their schoolwork while schools are closed. Your Auckland Libraries membership gives you full access – just log in with your library card and password or PIN, and jump right in! No library card? No worries! Sign up for an eMembership for full access to our eResources, all from the comfort of your own home! Librarians online Let librarians do the grunt work helping out with kids’ assignments! AnyQuestions   Safe and friendly online help for New Zealand students from Year 1 - Year 13. Between 1pm - 6pm weekdays, kids can log on and chat with a real librarian for help with curly questions across all subjects. ManyAnswers Available anytime with NZ Curriculum-based topic guides that help kids find the information for themselves. Digital safe

Relax, listen and learn with eAudio

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With so much of our work, socialising, entertainment and leisure coming through our screens right now, perhaps your eyes and your mind could use a little rest!  Auckland Libraries’ eAudiobooks and podcasts are the answer! From a quick chapter to go with your morning cuppa, a lively listen and learn during a lunchtime walk, or a long soothing story at bedtime, there’s always something new for your ears to enjoy and it’s all free to access with your library membership. Being read to aloud holds many benefits - it’s not just for kids! Our very first experiences of language are oral and listening to audiobooks can help to soothe and quieten the mind particularly during stressful times. So, download the apps, sit back and relax, listen and learn! BorrowBox BorrowBox eAudiobooks carries popular international authors like Lee Child, Liane Moriarty and Kate Atkinson, as well as a great selection of NZ and Australian titles. Start with our 'Most Popular list' , browse through your pr

Why Libby?

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Finding eCollections these days seems easy, but do you really know what you're signing up for? We want to tell you about why you should choose Libby by OverDrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks! Libby by OverDrive is a free and easy to use app that lets you browse, select, check out and read or listen all in the same place! There's no opening new tabs or clicking back and forth, all you need is a library membership, and you're ready to roll! You don't have to worry about any complicated subscription rules, monthly limits or payment methods, because Libby is completely free with your library membership... which is also completely free! Once you get started, you can check out up to 35 items at a time, as many times as you like! The app is easy to navigate, even for tech novices, and also has a friendly chatbot to help you during the setup process.  Worried about fines? No problem! The items return themselves when you reach the end of your loan period. You can al

Stay informed with eNewspapers

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Sign in to PressReader with your library membership and read the news anytime, anywhere! Perfect for getting the latest news from your home country, keeping up with international business trends, or just exploring perspectives from around the world. PressReader 's most popular eNewspapers for Aucklanders include both local and international titles: The New Zealand Herald An Auckland published daily newspaper covering breaking news, articles, photos, reviews, analysis, opinion and reader commentary from New Zealand and around the World. The New Zealand Herald has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, circulating mainly in the Auckland region. Weekend Herald A weekend edition of The New Zealand Herald , including access to the Canvas magazine . Herald on Sunday A compact-sized Sunday edition of The New Zealand Herald . The Washington Post Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment and more from Am