New Zealand newspapers
This page can help you find information about which New Zealand newspapers are held in our libraries.
Christchurch City Libraries has been reviewing its newspaper holdings and the availability of physical copies of some newspapers in some community libraries has changed. Please contact us or search our catalogue before you make a special trip.
What has happened?
As a network we will hold:
- A selection of New Zealand daily newspapers, with its main focus on Christchurch
- A comprehensive South Island coverage
- A North Island representation
- Eventually Central Library will have a specialist newspaper collection
- Overseas newspapers (with the exception of the Australian Financial Review) will be provided in electronic format only via free internet access to PressDisplay and individual publication websites
Which titles will my library hold?
These libraries will hold the following titles for 3 months:
|Akaroa, Halswell, Linwood Mini, Lyttelton, Parklands, Redwood||
|Central Peterborough Street||
|Diamond Harbour, Mobile, Little River||
|Hornby and Spreydon||
|New Brighton,Papanui, South and Upper Riccarton||
Access New Zealand newspapers online
Digital versions of most New Zealand newspapers are available online. As well as the various New Zealand newspaper websites, Christchurch City Libraries’ The Source includes access to many New Zealand newspapers. Use your library card number and PIN to access them.
- Press Display
- Press Display has full-page replicas of current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising. Most major New Zealand dailies are available, including their special publications. Back issues are available for sixty days; stories and pages can be printed, emailed or saved as PDFs.
- ProQuest Australia & New Zealand NewsStand
- New Zealand and Australian regional and international newspaper articles and newswire stories.
- Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
- Leading Australian, New Zealand and international periodicals in full text, reference books, biographies and images.
How long do we keep newspapers?
Newspapers are kept in Community Libraries for 3 months. Historical copies of The Press and The Star are available on microfilm at Central Peterborough. Please search the catalogue or contact us for more information about a specific title.
Newspapers from around the country may be retained in the public library of the place of publication e.g. The Dominion Post is retained by the Wellington Public Library. Copies of articles may be available by inter-library loan or online (see above).