This page contains information about the different types of books which can be found in our libraries.
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Adult fiction collection
The adult fiction collection aims to provide a wide range of fiction from literary fiction through to high profile popular fiction. This encompasses works by all major English-language fiction writers and recognised non-English authors in translation.
Fiction titles with predominant themes are sorted into genres to ensure that library users can easily access the type of material they prefer.
Copies of new titles published by a range of popular authors, selected on the basis of high usage by our library members are received on standing order. Suppliers automatically send all new titles from authors on our list. This list is reviewed annually.
The Bestseller collection provides quick access to the most popular, newly published books. Titles are in this section for four months and have a rental charge with a loan period of one week. They are also available in the free lending collection for those who wish to use the request service.
The general non-fiction Collection aims to provide a lending collection of up-to-date and stimulating books on a wide range of subjects for the general reader.
Books more than 10 years old that have continuing value are moved to the Stack collection, or in the case of New Zealand material, to the New Zealand Room.
The Large Print collection includes both fiction and non-fiction books as well as magazines. It is mainly targeted at those who find it difficult to read standard print, although the collection is free for everyone. There is a mix of hardcover and softcover books to suit different needs. We aim to have as big a range of different books as possible, rather than several copies of the same book.
To reflect the diversity of new settlers to Whangarei the library has a growing collection of fiction in Africaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.
The collection is housed at Whangarei Central Library and customers can request titles from all Branch Libraries. Suggestions for books we can purchase are always welcome.
This is a special collection of books, cassettes and CDs to help adults to develop their reading and writing skills. It is also used by adults for whom English is a second language and for tutors of Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
This collection is found at Whangarei Central Library but titles can be requested from all Branch Libraries. Suggestion to buy titles of interest are always welcome.
Teen books tend to reflect the transitional world of teenagers: relationships, self awareness, questioning tradition and challenging boundaries.
Look for the Teen's area in our libraries.
Teens New Books
Teens Good Reads
Reading, for children, is both the key to success at school and the source of a lifetime's pleasure. For more information about books for kids, from babies to school children, follow the links below.
Childrens New Books
Childrens Good Reads