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Library Layout Proposed Changes - Public Consultation

The Invercargill City Libraries and Archives is holding a Family Family Friendly Consultation Week held from Friday 24th of October until Saturday 1st of November to consult with the public on plans for the library upgrade. There are two proposed plans - if you want to find out more, check out the latest Noticeboard.

To have your say, visit the library foyer to talk with our staff (click here to see our consultation times) and fill out a feedback form, which is also available online at


Property, Rates and Valuation Search

The 2014 Revaluation Rolls for property are now online.  A Rating Value (RV) indicates market value at the date of valuation.  This can be useful to know as it gives a guide to the price when buying and selling property.  Because it’s only updated every three years and the market may have changed, it might not reflect the current market value of a property. To see what the Rating Value is for your property click here

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Cover image, Black sheep15 short novels you can read this Labour Weekend.

Check out our list of novels you can easily read in one day this Labour Weekend.  But just because they're short, doesn't mean they aren't any good!  In fact, some are outstanding works of fiction that will stay with you long after you close the book. 

My personal picks from this list: The sense of an ending, One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, and Animal farm.

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South Island Downloadable zone

Borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through OverDrive



Bolinda BorrowBox linkA great range of free eAudiobooks are also now available from Bolinda BorrowBox.  Just click on the relevant image to the left, and sign in with your library card number to get started.



MediaNet is a digital database where you can watch over 800 short films, features, documentaries, television commercials and more, which cover 110 years of New Zealand film history.  It includes diverse content ranging from Crowded House, to Hairy McLary, to footage of soldiers departing for the Boer War.

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Kete is a 'knowledge basket' in which we can begin to gather the history of our local area - in the form of photographs, text, images and video.  The first example in our Kete is a selection of photographs of historical buildings in Invercargill.  Come on over and have a look.




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Listening for pleasure

Running, walking, shopping, working, relaxing, gardening, or travelling; whatever you are doing, entertain yourself with an audiobook at the same time.  Here at the Library, we have a range of thriller, romance, historical, and general fiction in CD format.  There are also biographies and self-help guides that you can listen to while you continue with your daily life.  Log on to our catalogue to see if there is something there for you.  We also have free, downloadable eAudiobooks, available through OverDrive and Bolinda BorrowBox, that you can borrow 24/7.

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