Dunedin Public Libraries


SEPTEMBER 2015

Welcome to Dunedin Public Libraries first issue of NB as a digital online magazine. This publication is full of news, stories and direct links to new material on the library shelves - as well as up-and-coming events.

We hope you enjoy exploring this new way of telling stories in New Zealand's only UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin.


  1. NB

    As we publish our first electronic version of our library magazine, it seems a timely reminder that technology is now an integral enabler ... Read more…
  2. What's On...

    Join us for FREE talks, workshops, stories, exhibitions and performances at your local library. Read more…
  3. Read New Zealand Fiction

    New Zealanders are voracious readers. Surveys have shown that relaxing with a good book is one of our favourite pastimes. Read more…
  4. Fiction Book Review

    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Joanna Greenberg* Read more…
  5. Osborne Collection of Early English Children’s Books

    Edgar Osborne, County Librarian of Derbyshire, was so impressed by the children’s service at Toronto Public Library when he visited ... Read more…
  6. McNab New Zealand Reference Collection

    A selection of the latest additions to our New Zealand reference collection. Read more…
  7. Travelling by the Book

    In this first of a new series of articles on dream destinations, Library Assistant Michelle Moodie completes the Camino de Santiago  ... Read more…
  8. DVD Review: Shetland

    I normally live by the 'you should always read the book first' rule. Let’s face it, there's nothing quite like immersing yourself in the ... Read more…
  9. Read the Latest Magazines Free on Your Phone, Tablet or PC

    The Library has offered free access to 138 New Zealand and international e-magazine titles through Zinio since November 2014. Read more…
  10. A Word in Your Ear

    This issue we bumped into our friend Merle van de Klundert, and had a chat about her “long and interesting journey” as president of the ... Read more…
  11. Something New For You

    Finally spring is here after a long and cold winter. Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings so why not learn a new skill or try ... Read more…
  12. Non-Fiction Highlights

    A selection of newly-arrived non-fiction titles. Read more…
  13. Reaching Out

    Su Ikin on her role as Youth Outreach Coordinator Read more…
  14. Teen Highlights

    A selection of new arrivals in our Young Adult Fiction collection. Read more…
  15. Teen Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    Book 1 of the Lunar Chronicles Series. Read more…
  16. Kids' Picks

    A selection of great new books hand-picked by our Children's team. Read more…
  17. Let's go fly a...

    Books with a flying theme from our Children's Collection. Read more…
  18. Library After School Clubs

    Head along to Port Chalmers or Blueskin Bay Library and join our after-school book clubs. With book reviews and discussions, games, ... Read more…
  19. Library Book Groups

    Groups meet regularly at our libraries to talk about new, recent and favourite books, whether you prefer them in print or audio ... Read more…