Books & resources

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Our Collection contains over 120.000 physical items.  79.000 at Rangiora Library, 33.000 at Kaiapoi Library and 12.050 at Oxford Library.

Have a brows through our catalogue

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The library has an extensive collection of DVDs, including television series and popular movies for both adults and children.

For $2.00 you can hire these DVDs for 7 days. Children's DVDs don't cost anything to borrow.

Graphic Novel collection Rangiora Library

Graphic Novels

We have graphic novels  in the adult, teen and children's section (called Sophisticated Picture books)

Dyslexia Friendly Collection

Dyslexia Friendly Collection

Dyslexia is a term used to describe a range of persistent difficulties with aspects of reading, writing, and spelling. Around 10% of the population has dyslexia, and common symptoms are that words and letters appear to “move around on the page” or blur and blend into each other.

As part of our commitment to encouraging literacy and recreational reading, Waimakariri Libraries offer a range of books with dyslexia friendly font to help those who have (or support someone with) dyslexia.

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Ako Collection -  Te Reo Māori collection and Ako Packs

We have created an amazing Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.

Ako means to learn, so we have collected a range of fantastic resources for all ages to help you learn in your own time and at your own pace. Pop in to Rangiora, Kaiapoi, or Oxford Libraries and ask the team to show you our new Ako Collection. Start your Te Reo Māori journey today

Please have a look at our Ako collection in our catalogue.

The Ako Collection also contains awesome learning packs with books and activities aimed at adults and whānau. These packs are available to loan for three weeks.

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Please have a look at our wonderful  ebook and eaudio collection.

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Vox Books Collection

Vox books are a new improved version of the CD read alongs. Simply press the button and sit back and relax as you listen to a fantastic story!! Fiction and Non Fiction books for kids.

Check out the titles available on the library catalogue.