Dunedin Public Libraries



  1. Man Booker Prize Winners

    2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize. This annual literary prize is awarded to the best original novel written in the ... Read more…
  2. Happy Halloween!!

    Looking for a spooktaculary frightening read? Then try one of these nightmarish novels from some masters of scary reads. Read more…
  3. World Vegetarian Month

    October is the perfect time to try some meat-free meals and we have the cookbooks to get you started. This is just a small selection of ... Read more…
  4. Kei te pīrangi koe ki te ako i te reo Māori?

    If you have been inspired to learn Māori during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori we have books to help you. Read more…
  5. He pukapuka pikitia mō ngā tamariki i te reo Māori

    To celebrate Te wiki o te Reo Māori we have created a list of picture books for children in Māori. This list includes some classic books ... Read more…
  6. Watercolour Painting

    Did you know that July is World Watercolour month? We can't think of a better time to explore your creative side. To help you learn more ... Read more…
  7. #Go Beyond - Science for Everyone

    The 2018 New Zealand Science Festival is a celebration of all things science with over 150 events in Dunedin in July. Read more…
  8. Science for All

    Proudly supporting NZ International Science Festival 2018 Read more…
  9. Literary Tourism in the UK

    A Booklist Read more…
  10. 26th of June 1964: Beatlemania hits Dunedin

    On this day in 1964 the Beatles played two shows at the Dunedin Town Hall. We've created a list of material in our lending collections to ... Read more…
  11. Women's Suffrage

    2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. Read more…
  12. In love with the shape of U

    Welcome to Dunedin Ed Sheeran! Read more…
  13. Fashion At Dunedin Public Libraries

    Have fun exploring the treasures! Read more…
  14. Books about Books

    With World Book Day approaching on 23rd April, I want to highlight the many books that our library has celebrating the books in our lives. Read more…
  15. Travelling by the Book: A Bite of the Big Apple

    New York City, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, is renowned for its food. On a recent visit, food was the organising ... Read more…
  16. Peru - a land of contrasts  

    Travelling by the Book   Read more…
  17. Living Small

    The world's population is predicted to reach close to 10 billion by 2050. Where are we all going to live?  It's going to be a tight ... Read more…
  18. Travelling By the Book: Exploring the Ancient Sites of the Emerald Isle

    Brooding grey skies, weathered grey stone, green green countryside, flocks of crows, crumbling ruins, and ancient Celtic monuments - where ... Read more…
  19. Inspiring Books on Plants

    Spring is here, and plants are transforming and renewing. Your library has so many books about plants - in art, science, sustainability, ... Read more…
  20. Wandering and Wondering

    Walking is fundamental to our experience as a human being. It is our original mode of transport. And humanity has always been on the move ... Read more…
  21. SCOTTISH CRIME RULES!  

    Scottish crime fiction, aka Tartan Noir, is very popular, with names like Ian Rankin and Quintin Jardine known worldwide.  Read more…
  22. Travelling by the Book: In Search of Van Gogh  

    My love of Van Gogh paintings started with an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery years ago. Read more…
  23. Treasures from the Stacks - finding hidden gems in the library basement.

    Did you know that we have a basement at the City Library where we store older non fiction books that we want to keep for the future use of ... Read more…
  24. Travelling by the Book: Marvellous Marseille

    When a friend invites me to join her in the South of France for a holiday, I am not in the habit of saying no!  Read more…
  25. In Praise of Nature Writing

    Humans have always been shaped by the natural world. Natural science is a central ingredient of human culture and continues to be ... Read more…
  26. Travelling by the Book: Weather, Words, Whisky, and Wildlife

    Four weeks of Spring in Scotland experiencing a little of the Lowlands, a lot of the Highlands, and two islands.    Read more…
  27. Refugee stories: How to grow empathy  

    Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.   Read more…
  28. Hot Topic: Dunedin Fiction Writers

    Dunedin became a UNESCO City of Literature in December 2014.  Read more…
  29. Climate Change Fiction

    Cli-fi has an important role to play in reaching thousands of readers, and perhaps motivating them to add their voice to much-needed ... Read more…
  30. Travelling by the Book: Toronto

    Described as ‘a whole world in a city’, Toronto is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Senior Library Assistant, ... Read more…
  31. Travel by the Book 

    La Serenissima: The Most Serene City of Venice Read more…
  32. Non-Fiction Highlights: Everest

    Everest, the film that opened the Venice Film Festival this year, is about the 1996 Everest climbing disaster where eight lives were lost ... Read more…
  33. 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…
  34. 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…
  35. 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…