Merry Christmas and happy New Year everyone!

National Library Services to Schools' Auckland and Christchurch centres close 3 pm Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Read about the refinements to our 2017 whole-school lending service. 

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.


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09 November 2016

Like Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, this Gecko Press Annual, edited by Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris, is a virtual bag of tricks — you can open the pages and discover, seemingly endlessly, one surprising delight after another.

12 December 2016

There's an increasing need for learners to develop digital literacy competence in the post-truth, fake news era, and school librarians can help.

Services to Schools Changes 2016

In 2016, National Library changed the services it provides to schools.

Latest updates from Services to Schools