Dunedin Public Libraries


What an exciting time to be a reader! We've got a brand new South Island book festival and books galore inside for you this issue, our last of 2018. We hope you've enjoyed NB this year. May we wish you the very best of seasons greetings and we hope to see you at the libraries during the holidays, when we will be ready to help you find some great reads to fill your days.


  1. City of Readers: Read-it! Make-it! Imagine-it!

    Dunedin Public Libraries' Summer Reading Programme for Children Read more…
  2. Foreword: City of Readers

    Dunedin is New Zealand’s first and only UNESCO City of Literature. Read more…
  3. What's on

    A guide to all that's coming up at Dunedin Public Libraries Read more…
  4. Hot Topic: Summer Reading

    A little bit of everything Read more…
  5. Book Review: I'll Keep You Safe

    by Peter May Read more…
  6. Robert Burns Collection at Dunedin Public Library

    The Reed and Special Collections, housed on the City Library’s third floor, include a collection of works by and about Scotland’s national ... Read more…
  7. What's New McNab

    The latest in the New Zealand collection. Read more…
  8. Desert Island Books

    Our final castaways for 2018 will be familiar to our regular visitors because they all spend time on our help desks. Read more…
  9. Writers need readers!

    Did you know the New Zealand Society of Authors holds a SALON once a month? Read more…
  10. Hooked! Having a Yarn at South Dunedin

    Crochet Thursday, 1.15pm - 2.45pm South Dunedin Library & Service Centre, 199 Hillside Road, South Dunedin Read more…
  11. Tips For a Better World

    It can seem daunting and frightening, but each little step that each person makes, will make a difference. Read more…
  12. Non-fiction Highights

    The latest non-fiction books to hit the shelves Read more…
  13. What's New Teen Space

    New and recommended books for young adults Read more…
  14. Kids' Picks

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…
  15. Countdown to Ignition Kids Book Festival

    A new festival with a focus on raising children’s literacy levels launches in Dunedin in November – the only book festival in the South ... Read more…