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Website outages

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Our website will be experiencing an outage due to maintenance and updates on:
Sunday 22 September, 3am - 7am. Database access will be interrupted due to Exproxy maintenance. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Tupu Youth Library temporary closure

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Tupu Youth Library will be closed from Monday 5 August and will reopen on Tuesday 29 October.

During this time Tupu Youth Library will undergo roof repairs.

Tupu Youth Library customers should visit Ōtara Library or Manukau Library (or any of our 55 libraries) to browse or return library items during this closure. You will be able to collect holds from Manukau Library.

Items cannot be returned to Tupu Youth Library during this time. Please return items to any of our other Auckland Libraries.

Onehunga Library temporary closure

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Onehunga Library will be closed from Monday 3 June to Sunday 23 June for renovations.

Customers can look forward to seeing new carpet, furniture, layout changes and an air conditioning upgrade. 

During this time Onehunga Library customers should visit Mt Roskill Library, Māngere Bridge Library (or any of our 55 libraries) to browse, return or pick-up library items. You will be able to collect holds from Mt Roskill Library.

The returns slot will be closed during this time. Please return items to any of our other Auckland Libraries.

Queen's Birthday closures

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Most of our libraries will be closed on Queen's Birthday.
All libraries will be closed on Queen's Birthday, Monday 3 June 2019 with the exception of Botany Library and Te Manawa, which are open on Monday from 10am - 5.30pm.Mobile Libraries will not operate.
Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.

Check out our website for eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more!

Mt Albert Library temporary closure

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Mt Albert Library will be closed from Monday 3 June to Sunday 30 June for interior refurbishment.
During this time Mt Albert Library customers should visit Pt Chevalier, Epsom or Mt Roskill Library (or any of our 55 libraries) to browse return or pick-up library items. You will be able to collect loans from any of these libraries.

The returns slot will be closed during this time. Please return items to any other Auckland Libraries.

Māngere Town Centre Library temporary closure

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Māngere Town Centre Library will be closed from Monday 6 May to Monday 22 July for refurbishment, including new carpet and lighting, fresh new décor and the addition of a meeting room.

During this time, Māngere Town Centre Library customers should visit Māngere East or Māngere Bride Library (or any of our 55 libraries) to browse or return library items.

Holds will be redirected and made available for pick up at Māngere East Library.

The external drop-off bin will still be available during this time.

Loans that are issued and fall due during the closure will be extended to 22 July to ensure there are no problems with fines.

The mobile library van will be visiting the Māngere Town Square from 10am - 3pm each Saturday while the library is closed.

The library staff will be offering to deliver Wriggle and Rhyme sessions at local preschools, instead of the usual delivery at the library.

Easter and ANZAC closures 2019

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All our libraries will be closed for Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day, with the exception of Botany Library and Te Manawa.

Good Friday
All libraries will be closed on Friday 19 April for Good Friday.Mobile Libraries will not operate.Saturday 20 April All libraries will operate as they usually would. Easter Sunday All libraries will be closed on Sunday 21 April for Easter Sunday. Easter Monday Libraries will be closed on Monday 22 April for Easter Monday, with the exception of Botany Library and Te Manawa.Botany Library will be open 10am - 5.30pm.Te Manawa will be open 10am - 5.30pmMobile Libraries will not operate.
ANZAC Day Libraries will be closed on Thursday 25 April for ANZAC Day, with the exception of Botany Library and Te Manawa.Botany Library will be open 1pm - 8pm.Te Manawa will be open 1pm - 9pm.Mobile Libraries will not operate.
Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.
Find out more about our eBooks, eAud…

Have your say on the new Avondale Library and Community Centre

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Help shape the services and activities our new $21 million Avondale Library and Community Centre will offer, which will, in turn, inform the design process and types of spaces that are available!

Whau Local Board Chair, Tracy Mulholland, says that it is important for the Avondale community to have their say.

"This facility will be at the heart of the Avondale community, and we want to know how people want to use it.

"Over the years the community has told us about the types of things they want to see there, but now is the time to help us build on that feedback with the design process about to begin.

"It is really important to us that the connection between the community and this new facility is strong, so we want to hear from as many people as possible during the consultation so that the final facility is well used and enjoyed by everyone."

Have your say! Consultation is open now until 26 April and there are a number of ways to contribute your feedback:

Online
Visit

FAQs: Massey Library and Te Manawa

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Massey Library will close at 4pm on Sunday 17 February and re-open with reduced hours and reduced services in anticipation of the opening of our new library and community centre, Te Manawa in late March.

Transitioning from the existing Massey Library to Te Manawa is a complex task and we know for a short time it may be inconvenient.

We thank you for your patience and can’t wait to share Te Manawa with you on Tuesday 26 March.

Read on for the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Massey Library closure and about our new library and community centre, Te Manawa. Why is Massey Library closing? The closure of Massey Library and the opening of our new library and community centre, Te Manawa, has been in the works for well over a decade. It is a legacy project that was committed to by the former Waitākere City Council and passed to the new Auckland Council in 2010.
While the Massey Library will be closing in its present building, it will be re-opening as part of Te Manawa, on…

Howick Library temporary closure

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Howick Library will be closed from Monday 11 March to Friday 5 April for refurbishment, including new carpeting, a changed layout and new comfortable seating spaces.

During this time, Howick Library customers should visit Botany Library, Highland Park Library or Pakuranga Library (or any of our 55 libraries) to browse, return or pick-up library items.







Massey Library closure

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Massey Library will close at 4pm on Sunday 17 February and re-open with reduced hours and reduced services in anticipation of the opening of our new library and community centre, Te Manawa in late March.

Massey Library will be closed from Monday 18 February - Sunday 24 February, inclusive.

The library will then re-open for four weeks with reduced hours as follows:
Monday 25 February – Thursday 28 February, 10.00am – 3.00pmMonday 4 March  – Thursday 7 March, 10.00am – 3.00pmMonday 11 March – Thursday 14 March, 10.00am – 3.00pmMonday 18 March – Thursday 21 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm Massey Library will then be closed permanently from 3pm Thursday 21 March.

Reduced services will be as follows:
Request pick-up and return drop-off onlyNo Internet access or printing facilities For a full range of services nearby, Kumeū Library, Waitākere Central (Henderson) Library, Rānui Library, and Te Atatū Peninsula Library will be open regular hours.

Our new library and community centre Te Manawa (the heart…

Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day closures

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All our libraries will be closed for Auckland Anniversary Day and Waitangi Day, with the exception of Botany Library.

Auckland Anniversary Day
All libraries will be closed on Monday 28 January for Auckland Anniversary Day, with the exception of Botany LibraryBotany Library will be open 10am - 5.30pmMobile Libraries will not operateWaitangi Day All libraries will be closed on Wednesday 6 February for Waitangi Day, with the exception of Botany LibraryBotany Library will be open 9.30am - 5.30pmMobile Libraries will not operate
Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.
Find out more about our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines

Libraries holiday hours

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Summer in Auckland is even better with a book!

All libraries, with the exception of Botany Library, Great Barrier Island Library and Mobile Libraries will be open throughout the holidays except on public holidays.
All Libraries All libraries with the exception of Botany Library, Great Barrier Island Library and Mobile Libraries will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day)Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day) Wednesday 2 January (Day after New Year’s Day) Botany Library Botany Library will be closed only on the following public holidays:
Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day). Botany Library will be open on the following public holidays:
Wednesday 26 December, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Boxing Day)Tuesday 1 January, 10am - 5.30pm (New Year’s Day) Wednesday 2 January, 10am - 5.30pm (Day after New Year’s Day) Great Barrier Island LibraryGreat Barrier Island Library is closed from Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January. Mobile LibrariesNorth an…

Christmas holidays loan rules

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Auckland Libraries loan periods for books, DVDs and magazines will change over the summer holidays.

From Saturday 24 November you will be able to check out certain items for a longer period of time to accommodate reduced hours during the Christmas holiday period.

These changes will continue to roll out in December.

Loan rules for Nov 2018 - Jan 2019
From 24 November - 28 day loans become 42 day loans From 8 December - 14 day loans become 28 day loans From 5 January - 28 day loans go back to normal From 12 January - 14 day loans go back to normal

We always love your feedback

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Our We Love Feedback survey is now updated and better than ever.

Our expanded survey aims to collect customer feedback covering many specific aspects of your experience at Auckland Libraries. We want to hear your feedback on staff service, library spaces, our collections, online spaces and much more.

You may receive an invitation in your email, or you can head to our website and click the We Love Feedback link at the bottom.

We always love your feedback!

Reading between the wines ventures north

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Auckland Libraries' Reading Between the Wines brings together bars, books and bookworms from all across Tāmaki Makaurau. 

On the first Thursday of each month, awesome librarians will meet you at a different venue around Auckland, with over 40 books for you to browse through. 

Community Librarian Laura Caygill recently spoke to Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand about the history of Reading Between the Wines, the upcoming session this Thursday 6 September, and our exciting plans to branch out onto the North Shore in October.

You can listen to the RNZ segment here.

This Thursday 6 September, Reading Between the Wines will take place at The Conservatory on the Viaduct. Don't worry if you're not a member of the libraries, you can join up on the night! Enjoy a glass of wine or two and meet like-minded people, whilst searching for your next favourite read. 

Keep up to date with the latest Reading Between the Wines news by following their Facebook page

You can also check out where t…

Auckland Libraries and Spark Foundation get families connected

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Auckland Libraries, together with Spark Foundation, are helping to provide stress-free internet access to households without a broadband connection.

Auckland Libraries has recently become a local partner for Spark Jump, a programme that provides families with kids under 18 and no current internet connection with access to modems and a subsidised prepaid wireless internet connection.

"We already provide access to free WiFi and public computers within our libraries, but studies have found that kids who don't have broadband access at home are at risk of falling behind at school.

"Helping to bridge the digital divide is incredibly important to Auckland Libraries, which is why we jumped at the chance to get involved with this programme" says Digital Solutions Lead, Philip Miles.

Central City, Glen Eden, Helensville, Rānui, Māngere Town Centre, New Lynn, Onehunga, Ōtāhuhu, Papakura, Takapuna, Te Manawa, Te Matariki Clendon, Glen Innes, Waitākere Central, Ōtara and Panmure…

Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani Cook Islands Language Week

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Turou! Oro mai! Auckland Libraries is celebrating Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani Cook Islands Language Week from 29 July - 4 August 2018.

The language week is a special opportunity for Cook Islanders living in New Zealand to acknowledge, celebrate and embrace Cook Islands culture, history, customs and, most importantly, language.

Auckland is the largest Pacific city in the world with just over 35,000 people who identify as being Cook Islanders living in Tāmaki Makaurau. Auckland Libraries is delighted to connect with our Cook Islands community and celebrate the pearl of the Pacific.

Kiaorana e Kia Manuia!
Events
Discover the stories, music and dance of the Cook Islands at Storytime sessions for kids, arts and crafts workshops or visit Central City Library on Thursday 2 August to enjoy a Cook Islands cultural showcase by the University of Auckland Cook Islands Student Association (AUCISA). Resources
Check out curated booklists from our Pacific collections:  Cook Islands kids’ b…

OverDrive checkouts reach 5 million!

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Checkouts from Auckland Libraries main digital reading platform, OverDrive, reached five million this month, making us some of the biggest digital library borrowers in the world!

The lucky five millionth checkout was Spain and Portugal's best trips by Lonely Planet.

Our library system is one of the fastest growing in the world since launching in late 2007. Auckland Libraries have made especially great strides with our digital collection and have set records within the last two years.

In 2016, we were one of 17 libraries worldwide and the only library system in the Southern Hemisphere that circulated one million digital books for the first time. We built on this success in 2017 with 30% circulation growth, remaining the only library system in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve one million checkouts annually.

We are on pace to set another record in 2018, and have already contributed greatly to the one billion checkouts achieved across the OverDrive network earlier this year!

Catheri…

New Auckland fiction reference collection

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We're excited to have our first standalone reference collection of Auckland fiction at Research Central, Level 2, Central City Library.

Fiction lovers can browse the Kōrero paki nō Aotearoa/Local Fiction Collection seven days a week, and visitors to the city can find a pathway into our culture through our stories.

Whilst focusing on Auckland fiction, the collection also includes work from wider New Zealand with an emphasis on Māori, Pacific and Asian NZ writers.

Local gems include short story writer O.E. Middleton's 1972 collection The Loners – with each story beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Ralph Hotere. We also have a complete set of the New Women’s Fiction anthologies first published in Auckland in the 1980s. These were important counters to the lack of publishing opportunities for women writers in literary journals and major anthologies at that time. Aorewa McLeod, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku and Vivienne Plumb are some of the many voices found in these volumes.


Fur…