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Library

Reserve your books and search the catalogue here!

Haere mai ki te whare pukapuka!

Our school library is a very special place where children are encouraged to develop a love of books and reading for pleasure. It's a place where they can respond to their curiosity and wonderings about the world while cultivating research and inquiry skills. 

The library supports the school’s vision and goals through class library activities & storytime, research skills modules, and an active library calendar of events. The library is open before school, morning tea for book clubs, at lunchtime and after school. 

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 Each child has their own borrower’s number with Years 4, 5 and 6 issued library cards. You can request the number from the library, along with the password. This gives children access to Kaurilands School Library Search, which allows them to search, reserve, write book reviews and check what books they currently have issued to them. 

To use our library search and reserve or find a book click here. Parents, guardians, and whānau are encouraged to come in and use our library with their children. We want the library to be a central part of the school community. We encourage parents to take out books to read to their children at home. If you would like to make use of this facility please talk to a member of the library staff.

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Student Research Links

http://www.anyquestions.co.nz/

This is a free online homework help for New Zealand school students. Students can log on Monday to Friday 1-6 pm to ‘talk’ to a real librarian about homework. It is staffed by friendly and skilled librarians from around NZ who will help students with how to find the answers they need.

http://www.manyanswers.co.nz/

For those times when the Librarians are not online at AnyQuestions. ManyAnswers has answers to the most commonly asked questions on AnyQuestions. It is free and easy to use, 24 hours a day and if you can’t find the answer you are looking for you can submit a question.

http://www.digitalnz.org/

You can search across more than 20 million digital items to discover New Zealand treasures such as amazing aerial photos, old posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks and publications.

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

Contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  You can search and browse newspapers by date, region or title.

https://teara.govt.nz/en

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The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand.

New Zealand in Brief gives concise information and essential facts about New Zealand.

https://natlib.govt.nz/schools/topics

The topic sets are designed to inspire curiosity and inquiry. Topic sets in the Explorer contain a wide range of resources suitable for primary through to secondary level students. You can find articles, digital books, images, websites and videos about different topics

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