The school loans toolkit includes information to help your school order books and other resources from National Library in 2016.

This year we are again offering summer reading loans to school staff, which they can order online.

Animated GIFs, the darlings of ‘90s web design, are making a comeback, and so is the GIF IT UP challenge. GIF IT UP calls for the best animated GIFs created from copyright-free videos, images, and other material. Some great prizes are up for grabs.

The National Library is transforming the way it supports schools. We want to increase the reach and impact of our services, ensuring their sustainability and enabling the system-wide improvement of library services for young people.

In August 2016, New Zealand IBBY is hosting the 35th IBBY International Congress to celebrate the multiplicity of language, literacy and literature in the world today.

First World War inquiry guides (English medium) and resource packs (Māori medium) for teachers of years 1-13 are now available.



01 December 2015

Younger readers will enjoy this book about our Yellow Eyed Penguin

01 December 2015

If your school library is about to be repainted, what colours would you choose that would appeal to your students as being a welcoming, stimulating and exciting place?

Services to Schools Changes 2016

National Library is changing the services it provides to schools from 2016.

Read more about the services to schools changes.