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 (The International Board on Books for Young People) is hosting the 35th IBBY International Congress to celebrate the multiplicity of language, literacy and literature in the world today.

The National Library is transforming its services to schools. To make sure we get this right we have extended our implementation timeframe and are working with schools, thought leaders, expert practitioners and our own National Library staff to further refine these services.

The Ministry of Education has again subscribed to a range of quality e-resources as part of the EPIC consortium for the new subscription year (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016) to make them available FREE to all New Zealand School staff and students. They have also increased the subscription to include the New Zealand Geographic Archive....

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

The Rugby World Cup has been played every 4 years since 1987. The 2015 Rugby World Cup, set to play in England and Wales, will be the 8th competition in the tournaments history. The following links provide a range of resources that explore the 2015 Rugby World Cup.



02 September 2015

How to meet a crocodile and not get eaten

01 September 2015

The other day I came across this delightful description of newspapers as being “living textbooks [that] write history as it unfolds” (The Marrietta Times).