Dunedin Public Libraries


A wild and prideful issue this one as we host events for two major Dunedin festivals, cheer on the winners of two of our literary competitions, and congratulate Ella West on her highly-anticipated new novel for teens Rain Fall. We are such a City of Literature!


  1. What's On...

    We're not just about the books you know! Read more…
  2. Foreword

    Inspiration - find it where you can Read more…
  3. Around the World in 80 Tales

    Get a taste of the world, fall in love with the languages and connect through story. Read more…
  4. HOT TOPIC: FICTION PRIZE WINNERS 2017

    The Summer Holidays are behind us, and autumn on its way, and a good book is always the perfect companion for days relaxing in the sun, or ... Read more…
  5. By Deed of Gift

    2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of A.H. Reed's original gift of his rare book collection, officially donated to the Dunedin Public ... Read more…
  6. What's New McNab

    The latest in the New Zealand Collection. Read more…
  7. Desert Island Books

    Our castaways for this issue of NB are three more members of our Heritage Collections team. Read more…
  8. 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…
  9. Winners of the 2017 Robert Burns Poetry Competition

    A list of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO Dunedin City of Literature poetry competition. Click the titles to read the full poems. Read more…
  10. 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…
  11. New Non Fiction

    A selection of new arrivals to our shelves. Read more…
  12. The Winners of the Jealous Saboteurs competition

    Congratulations to the winners of our teen writing competition Read more…
  13. The Talisman of Hope

    A new e-book fantasy series by Janet Bradley Read more…
  14. What's New Teen Space

    A selection of new young adult books. Read more…
  15. A Word in Your Ear

    This issue, we had a chat with fiction writer Ella West about Rain Fall, her new book for Young Adults, Read more…
  16. Bruce Finds a Home

    An illustrated children's book about Dunedin's most famous moggie. Read more…
  17. Kids' Picks

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…