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Our website will be experiencing an outage due to maintenance and updates on:
Tuesday 26 May, 11.59am - Wednesday 27 May, 3am. Our websites will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. Our catalogue, eResources, eBooks, PayOnline, and app will not be affected. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Books and Beyond: Literary Lounge Lockdown Special

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Alison and Ineka look back on the Lockdown and talk about what they’ve been reading during this time. Their reads range from Grit Lit to Pandemic Lit to Family Saga. They talk about what’s still on their TBR lists and introduce a new section called Hot Tips.
Listen to this week's episode on the Auckland Libraries podcast.Ngā Pātaka Kōrero - Auckland Libraries · Books and Beyond: Literary lounge lockdown special
Books mentioned in the show:Sweetgirlby Travis MulhauserPale Horse, Pale Riderby Katherine Anne PorterShip of Fools by Katherine Anne PorterFresh Complaintby Jeffrey EugenidesThe Marriage Plotby Jeffrey EugenidesMiddlesexby Jeffrey EugenidesThe Virgin Suicidesby Jeffrey EugenidesOne Dayby David NichollsSweet Sorrowby David NichollsThe Luminaries by Eleanor CattonAuckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

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 preferred …

Job seeking, careers and CV help

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Whether your job has been impacted by COVID-19, you are looking for a change of scene or you are re-entering the workforce, Auckland Libraries has plenty of resources to help you get back on track.
Let’s face it, job-seeking, upskilling and changing careers can be challenging at the best of times, but these transitions are difficult in our new, ever-changing landscape. Fortunately, Libraries provide opportunities for lifelong learning through lockdown and beyond. 
We have so many fantastic resources that are available anytime, anywhere - and they are completely free! Now’s the time to lean in and keep learning.
Auckland Libraries booklists Our Achieving success eBooks list will give you the foundations to create your own success and help you discover what success could look like to you.
Embarking onto a new chapter of life as a working adult? Or looking to change your career? Our Careers and you eBooks list has the advice you need.
Find more career and job-hunting inspiration in these title…

Libraries lockdown in a glance

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With libraries closed and Aotearoa in lockdown over the last 8 weeks, many Aucklanders turned to our eCollections and online resources to read, watch and learn while staying safe at home.
A whopping 498,287 eBooks and eAudiobooks were issued, and we welcomed 3,772 new members to the Auckland Libraries whānau.
Our staff were also getting busy, making over 15,000 calls to members of Auckland's over 70s community and offering support in these difficult times. 
Many of our heritage collections staff spent time transcribing nineteenth-century letters in the collections, making them more accessible for keyword searching.
Our Stay Connected series on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter saw Aucklanders share with us (and each other!) their stories, whakapapa, lockdown lives and more.
We also got creative and started offering our popular events and programmes online. With musical performances, craft activities, storytimes, webinars, virtual bookclubs and knitting groups, it’s been amazing to stay c…

Celebrating NZ Music Month with Auckland Libraries

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Calling all movers, shakers, groovers and music lovers! Celebrate everything that makes Aotearoa special with us this May and jive into a world of musical history.
Firmly entrenched in our culture, music plays an integral part in connecting the communities of Aotearoa together and creating a sense of belonging for people from all walks of life.
NZ Music Month is not just about celebrating our music, but also the people who make it! We are lucky here in New Zealand to have such a richly diverse repertoire to choose from. So, we've put together a list of ways to help kick-off your celebrations in style! From musical eMagazines to free technical tutorials, delve into the world of music.  Binge-worthy Beamafilms
Grab the popcorn and get comfortable, Beamafilm has hundreds of binge-worthy documentaries and movies dedicated to music and the lives of its biggest stars! Whether it's Whitney Houston, Martin Phillips or Bruce Springsteen, watch as stars are born, legacies are made and how t…

Grab a coffee and a magazine

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Put the kettle on and switch on the coffee grinder, because we have the perfect companions for your cuppa in this list of popular lifestyle, entertainment and news eMagazines from RBdigital.

RBdigital features over 600 eMagazine titles covering a variety of topics from investigative journalism to cooking to real estate to photography. To download RBdigital eMagazines you need to be an Auckland Libraries member. Join now. It's free and there are no late fees for eMagazines.

Here are some of our hottest eMagazines, ready for you to kick back and dive into.

frankie A bi-monthly magazine filled with fashion, art, craft, music, cuteness and real-life inspiration – frankie is dedicated to uncovering the newest trends, celebrating the latest creative talents and delivering sharp, honest, laugh-out-loud stories.
HELLO! Renowned for its superb photo-features, and its ability to secure exclusive access to the social elite, HELLO! has been capturing key moments in celebrities lives. Each issue …