Our library has a wide selection of print and digital magazines and newspapers, with content covering many genres both local and international.
Selections from our Librarians
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.
Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
Find articles from international newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.
Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
Covers current events, sports, science, health and more.
This database provides a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Chosen by public library search results, titles are compiled by what your users are searching for most. Six hundred of the more than 1,000 titles are recommended in Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries.
This database provides instant access to 5000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
This database provides instant access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. As well as current issues, there are back issues. New features offered with Press Reader are interactive tables of content, foreign language translation (in 18 different languages) social sharing and text-to-voice conversion.
Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines.
Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines, available to read on Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac & PC. Over 200 e-magazine titles are available in our collection, including back-issues.
Download the RB Digital app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to read on or offline.