Using a range of primary sources, this Auckland gallery reveals the important and vibrant role Auckland has played in New Zealand’s cultural life. 

Use our Topic Explorer or other digital resources to find content to inspire inquiry.


This page outlines the steps a school loan coordinator needs to take to request a whole-school or secondary school author/title loan from the National Library.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, this Hindu festival is held between October and November. Associated with, Lakshmi Goddess of Prosperity, this celebration is also known as Dipawali. These resources have been selected to support this popular topic - Diwali. SCIS...



20 October 2016

Marama Keyte, the creative and resourceful librarian at Manaia View School in Whangārei, developed a successful, simple makerspace activity inspired by the picture book – Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts.

20 October 2016

Ulearn 2016 was a fantastic opportunity to showcase new and refreshed Services to Schools services, which provide digital gateways to rich resources supporting inquiry learning.