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

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Stuff Ltd has removed all ‘off-site’ access to their papers, this includes the Christchurch Press. This means that Stuff Ltd content will no longer be available to customers using PressReader from home, however they can still be read on a computer or mobile device within the library. Click here for more information.

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 7000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages. To learn how to get the most out of your press reader by personalising it, click here.

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RBDigital for Libraries (Formally Zinio)

RBDigital provides over 80 popular New Zealand and international magazines, which are yours to download and keep. RBDigital now also has a great range of eComics which you can borrow for 30 days at a time. Log in with your library card and PIN and then create an RBDigital account in order to download.

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.