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Information about our magazine collections available in our libraries and online.
Updated: 20/04/2021 10:05 a.m.


Our magazine collection provides a range of general, popular and special interest New Zealand and international magazines for relaxation and enjoyment. It also supplements the non-fiction book collections in some subjects. We try to be as responsive as possible to local community trends and interests.

Our branch libraries and the Mobile Library all have a selection of magazines tailored to their communities. All loan copies of magazines are available to request from any of our library locations.

We cover a large range of topics and all age groups:

  • For adults the current issues for each magazine are available for 3 day loan. These magazines cannot be renewed nor can requests be placed on them.

    Previous issues are available to borrow for 2 weeks, can be renewed and requested.

  • Māori magazines located in the Māori Room at Whangarei Central Library include: back copies of 'Mana' which are available for loan and 'Tu Mai' and 'Te Karaka' which are for reference only.

Read magazines online

You can also access magazines from New Zealand and overseas online.

OverDrive and the Libby app

Whangarei District Libraries members can read and download magazines using OverDrive and its Libby app:


Read and download current issues of national and international magazines in Press Reader Hot Spot at Whangarei Central Library. Using the Library WiFi service, you can access Press Reader through a browser or the PressReader app on your device enabling you to download up to 10 magazines daily for the next 24 hours which you can read offline whenever or wherever you choose.



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