Newspapers & magazines

Explore our range of newspaper and magazine databases.

Our libraries hold a number of major New Zealand daily newspapers and local newspapers. Many international newspapers may be accessed through Library Press Display or EBSCO databases. Our library indexes local North Canterbury newspapers. Search by keyword on this site.


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Library PressReader

Log in with your library card and PIN to read current New Zealand and International newspapers and magazines. Online copies of the print versions from the latest issue to the previous 60 days. Over 2000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages. Click HERE to find out more about the new changes.

Zinio for libraries

 Zinio for libraries

Over 100 popular New Zealand and international magazines, yours to download and keep. Log in with your library card and PIN and then create a Zinio account in order to download.

For details see Zinio account setup.

Ebsco databases

Log in with your library card and PIN to read articles from New Zealand and international newspapers, magazines and professional journals. Up to two decades of backfiles, thousands of publications and the possibility of creating journal alerts for particular publications. For more detail, see Using Ebsco databases.


Magazine, news and reference book content with an emphasis on publications from Australia and New Zealand.


Full text for more than 2000 periodicals, newspapers, reference works. Image collection, maps and flags. Updated daily.


Full text for over 2100 scholarly journals. For tertiary level research.

bscomplete100  Full text for over 1000 business publications and more than 10000   company profiles from Datamonitor. Updated daily.

Papers Past

Searchable database of historic NZ newspapers between 1839 and 1948

Index New Zealand

Find articles from New Zealand journals and newspapers. Abstracts only.


NZ Geographic features a magazine archive dating as far back as 1989, over 160 hours of incredible video footage, and some of the most amazing photography you will ever see.