Dunedin Public Libraries | Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti


We are travelling the world from the comfort of our armchairs this issue, while appreciating good friends, good food and great books.


  1. Thank you dear Friends

    Dunedin Public Libraries Association have had a transformational effect on the Dunningham Suite this year. Read more…
  2. Finalists: 2020 Vision Poetry Competition

    Ka mau te wehi! Congratulations to our finalists for the competition! Read more…
  3. Spring into Poetry

    From nonsense to epic and lines that rhyme: reacquaint yourself with classic poems from your childhood. Read more…
  4. New Writer's Residency

    Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature is excited to celebrate a new emerging writers’ residency, announced at a ceremony at Dunedin City ... Read more…
  5. The Healing Power of Nature

    We need nature more than ever as we grapple with the enormity of our poor, sad world in turmoil. Read more…
  6. New Non Fiction

    New and recommended titles hitting our non-fiction shelves this issue Read more…
  7. The library that never closes

    Readers and listeners deprived of access to the physical libraries and book buses turned to our free electronic resources in huge ... Read more…
  8. A Splendid Gathering: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Reed Collection

    Dunedin City Library holds one of the largest collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in New Zealand, second only to the ... Read more…
  9. What's New McNab.

    The latest in the New Zealand collection. Read more…
  10. Genealogy Resources at Dunedin Public Libraries

    What better time to indulge in a search for your own history? Read more…
  11. Clever Birds

    The lure of a nectar feeder proves a delight in the garden Read more…
  12. What to read next...

    We're often asked by customers what books we've read and would we recommend them. Read more…
  13. ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

    "The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands" - Sir Richard Burton Read more…
  14. Fiction Book Review: Lockdown by Peter May

    Our resident fiction reviewer, Cate Morrison, takes a look at a new novel on a topical issue Read more…
  15. ExQUIZite Geography

    In the spirit of the Around the World in 80 Tales: Storytelling Festival, and to get those flags flying, we’ve put together a quiz of ... Read more…
  16. Selina Tusitala Marsh ONZM

    Young writer, J A Thea interviews the former Poet Laureate and Commonwealth Poet, and 2020 winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the ... Read more…
  17. Congratulations to the winners!

    The winners for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. Read more…
  18. Kid's Picks

    New and recommended books for children Read more…
  19. Check out an Author: Ella West

    This issue, Olga Hemmingsen has a yarn over the farm gate with the author of Rain Fall, Night Vision and the Thieves Trilogy. Read more…
  20. Out on the Shelves

    Connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them. Read more…
  21. What's New? Teen Space

    New and recommended books for young adults Read more…
  22. HOME SERVICES

    Do you, or does someone you know, have difficulty visiting the Library? Call our Home Services team to see if we can help – 03 474 3861 Read more…
  23. Otago Witness goes Digital

    The National Library of New Zealand has accepted a proposal from the Dunedin Public Libraries to partner in the digitisation of the ... Read more…
  24. Dianne's Kitchen

    South D Library's Dianne Mears taste tests and shares some of her favourite recipes from the Dunedin Public Libraries cookbook collection. Read more…
  25. ANSWERS TO exQUIZite GEOGRAPHY QUIZ

    PLOT SPOILER: Don't read this until you've done the quiz! Read more…