Dunedin Public Libraries


This issue we rise up and welcome the festival of Puaka Matariki, with a chance to enjoy the craft and creativity of living Ngāi Tahutanga. We put the big questions to the poets in our annual gala National Poetry Day celebrations. And we see things from a whole new perspective, when young film-makers show us what life looks like through their lens. Plus tiny worlds, electric cars and happy hoiho. Eclectic much!


  1. Puaka Matariki 6-22 July

    Puaka matariki – maraka, maraka! Read more…
  2. People Power

    The Library's most valuable resource. Read more…
  3. What's On

    Film screenings, poetry, author talks, stories, crafts, healthy food and a tour of the underworld. Tempted? Read more…
  4. Beyond the ICE age

    NZ International Science Festival: ELECTRIC CARS AND BEYOND Read more…
  5. Perspectives: Documentary Film Screening

    Today: 6pm, ground floor Cube Read more…
  6. DEMURE GRACE

    A poem by Grace Carlyle Read more…
  7. Hot Topic: Winter Reads

    Books with a winter theme Read more…
  8. New Zealand Reads: Harvest

    This new local novel by Christine Carrell is a book which readers find resonates with their own lives. Read more…
  9. Exhibition to mark 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage

    The Heritage Collections pay tribute to 125 years of New Zealand women’s suffrage in their latest exhibition. We showcase early women ... Read more…
  10. What's New McNab

    The latest in the New Zealand Collection. Read more…
  11. Visions for Dunedin

    Tuesday 21st August, 6pm Read more…
  12. #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…
  13. Non-Fiction Special: Dunedin

    The town that went on to become a UNESCO City of Literature in 2014 had somewhat humbler literary beginnings. Read more…
  14. Otago University Press

    New releases. Read more…
  15. What's New Teen Space

    New and recommended reads for young adults Read more…
  16. Winners of Hello I'm a Hoiho

    Children's writing competition 2018 Read more…
  17. Kids' Picks

    A selection of new books for children. Read more…
  18. Seeking an Aurora

    A new picture book by Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Anne Bannock Read more…