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New online resources

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Auckland Libraries are excited to present our new databases for 2018! 

There's something for everyone! Our new databases include Drama Online, BWB Texts Collection, World Almanac for Kids, World Geography and Culture Online, and Road to IELTS.

Find out more about our new databases below.

Road to IELTS – General and Academic There has always been a high demand for IELTS study guides from students learning English as a second language. Great news! We offer free access to the world-class Road to IELTS online preparation courses for both the General and Academic modules. These interactive, self-study preparation courses can be accessed online anywhere anytime – allowing you to work at your own pace and in your own time.

Check out Road to IELTS General here, Road to IELTS Academic here or search the library website.

Drama OnlineDrama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies o…

Books and Beyond: Serie Barford

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This week on Books and Beyond, librarian Karen talks with poet Serie Barford about her work and the influence of her mixed Samoan and European descent.

Serie reads from her latest book Entangled Islands and the new anthology of political poetry Manifesto Aotearoa.

Listen to this episode on PlanetFM's website.

Auckland 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.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Planet FM website.

Magazine requests made easier

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As of Monday 9 April it will be much easier to request your favourite magazines!

Our catalogue display will now let you view copies of a particular issue of a magazine in expandable lists, making it easier to browse for the magazine issue you're looking for. Additionally, when you click request you will find it much easier and faster to select your desired issue.

Our staff are working through all our magazine titles as quickly as possible - if your usual read hasn't become easier to request, don't worry - it soon will be!

If you need help with requesting magazines, or would like to go through the process with a staff member, chat to your local librarian, or contact us online or over the phone at 09 377 0209.