Accessing your library online

When our libraries are closed – don't worry! We have a world of online offerings you can access anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy streaming films, online courses and browse the latest eCollections and podcasts all from the comfort of home. Read an eBook, learn a new skill, travel around the world (virtually) or simply curl up with an old classic. 

Check out what we have to offer, it's all completely free with your library membership!

Haven't got a library membership? Sign up for an Auckland Libraries eMembership! It only takes a couple of easy steps and can be done entirely from home!

Libby by OverDrive

Download the Libby by OverDrive app, and you’ll be sorted for all of your eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazine needs! Browse a huge range of quality New Zealand and international fiction and nonfiction on your favourite device.

​eMagazines are now available on Overdrive and your Libby app! Read thousands of international and local magazines with no limits or waitlists.

You can also browse OverDrive online.

LinkedIn Learning

Learn a new skill online with dedicated learning paths on a huge variety of topics! LinkedIn Learning offers detailed and easy to follow courses, which you can access using your library membership. 

They even have a course specifically to assist you if you're new to working from home, learn more on the LinkedIn Learning blog.

Streaming films

Beamafilm has a unique collection of documentaries, movies and more available to stream 24/7. 

If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane, check out OverDrive Video for its great selection of classic films.


Keep up with all the latest news from around the world with PressReader eNewspapers and eMagazines. Browse by country, language or title. You can download the app or browse PressReader online.

Auckland Libraries podcast

Listen to interviews with experts, coverage of events and concerts, reading recommendations from our librarians, and hear in-depth commentary from the curatorial team behind our taonga treasured collections and exhibitions. The Auckland Libraries podcast is also available on Spotify.

Kura Heritage Collections Online

Explore the wealth of Auckland Libraries' heritage collections on Kura Heritage Collections Online, including, photographs, heritage maps, manuscripts, rare books, local history and more!

Parents, caregivers, kids and families 

Looking for something to keep the kids busy while they are at home? Check out our dedicated children's resources below! 

OverDrive for kids
Browse and check out eBooks written specifically for tamariki (kids) and rangatahi (teens). There's fiction, non-fiction, homework help and more.

Browse online or via the Libby app.

OverDrive video for kids
Learn a language, watch a classic and keep the kids entertained for free with hundreds of curated films and videos.

Browse OverDrive video for kids online.

World Book Early World of Learning
Learn from home with videos, games, stories and activities perfect for tamariki during school holidays, after school or as a homework boost!

AnyQuestions offers online help to assist New Zealand students with their homework or schooling. Between 1pm - 6pm on weekdays, you can log on and chat with a real librarian about your enquiry!

Check out our website for our full range of eCollections, heritage collections and online databases!