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Magazines & Newspapers

Our library has a wide selection of print and digital magazines and newspapers, with content covering many genres both local and international.

If you don't find a title you are looking for, ask us to buy it or request it from another library using our Inter Library Loans form.

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, transport, 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.

You can also access online digital copies of magazines by logging into PressReader or the Libby app, by OverDrive with your library card number and PIN number.

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 Manawatu Standard and The Post.

You can also access online digital copies of thousands of newspapers, from 120 countries (including New Zealand) 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 historic New Zealand newspapers and magazines on the Papers Past website.

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Online access to thousands of newspapers and magazines.

PressReader provides unlimited digital access to over 7000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries (including New Zealand) in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. As well as current issues, there are back issues available.

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, and are only available using a Library computer, or using a phone or device on the Library wifi.

All other titles by other Publishers are unaffected.

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Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.

Our OverDrive collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction digital books, audiobooks and magazines for adults, teens and children.

Login to your account, to access the digital magazines.

Browse titles, checkout items and download to your mobile device using the Libby app

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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.

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Australia and 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.

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National Geographic Kids (Gale)

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present. Provides authoritative, age appropriate digital content suitable for younger readers.

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National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)

A collection containing digital content from National Geographic.

National Geographic Virtual Library includes the complete archive of National Geographic magazines from 1888 to the present, National Geographic : People, Animals and the World and National Geographic Kids. Along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.


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