Our library has a wide selection of print and digital magazines and newspapers, with content covering many genres both local and international.
Magazines & Newspapers
Magazines & Newspapers from New Zealand and around the world.
Our Central Library has hundreds of magazines for all ages, covering a range of topics that include sport, art, literature, music, business, science, cooking and gardening. International magazines in a range of languages are also available at the Central Library. All of our Community Libraries have a wide selection of popular magazines.
The most recent copies of New Zealand newspapers are located in our Welcome Lounge on the mezzanine floor. Older copies of New Zealand newspapers are located on the second floor of the Central Library. All library locations have recent copies of the Dominion Post and local Manawatu newspapers.
You can also access online copies of the previous three months editions of over 5000 newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries, in 60 languages. Just log into PressReader with your library card number and PIN number.
Local historical newspapers dating back to the 1877 are available on microfilm on the 2nd Floor.
You can also find some historic New Zealand newspapers and magazines on the Papers Past website.
Magazines have moved to the Libby app. Access to these titles in RBdigital will end on or before April 30, 2021.
In addition to the 200 digital magazines formerly available through RBdigital, you have access to the entire OverDrive magazine collection consisting of over 3000 titles.
Users will sign into the Libby app with a library card and PIN.
Current magazines checked out in RBdigital will not transfer to your Libby account. You can access your back issues of magazines you borrowed by creating a ZINIO account using the same email address you used with RBdigital. Once registered, your previously borrowed magazines will be available in your new Zinio account.
More details can be found here overdrive.com/ZINIO-transition-preview
This database provides instant access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 plus languages.
Stuff Ltd has restricted access to their magazine and newspaper titles through PressReader.
Their titles which include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard are no longer available to be read from home via the PressReader app or website. Stuff titles are only accessible through the PressReader website at one of our Libraries.
Magazines and newspapers not published by Stuff are unaffected.
Libby, by OverDrive
Borrow digital books, audiobooks, and magazines using the Libby app by OverDrive.
Our OverDrive collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction digital books and magazines for adults, teens and children.
Browse titles, checkout items and download to your mobile device using the Libby app
Items are available for 21 days and will automatically expire.
RBdigital magazines will be available in OverDrive from 25 February 2021.
Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
Covers current events, sports, science and health issues.
This database provides a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Chosen by public library search results, titles are compiled by what our users are searching for most.
Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.
Australia/NZ Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australian, New Zealand and international magazines and newspapers in full text; full text reference books; more than 90,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of more than one million photos, maps and flags. Titles include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard.