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Arts, Music & Literature online resources

* We subscribe to these online resources. Most can be accessed both inside and outside the library, except where indicated. For external access to those resources you will need to enter your library barcode number (14 digits) and your PIN. Other websites are freely available to access.

  • Aria Database
    Translations, lyrics and information about operatic aria
  • Art Cyclopedia
    Index of museums and image archives
  • Book Discussion Scheme
    Information about starting and joining a book group
  • Creative NZ
    Funding for the arts
  • Find New Zealand Artists
    Information about New Zealand artists, both on and off line, combining information from NZ's major Art Galleries, Libraries and Museums.
  • Gramophone
    Classical music magazine
  • IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
    Freely available downloads of music scores and parts
  • Literary Reference Centre Plus
    A database of information on thousands of authors and the works across several literary disciplines, genres and time periods.
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
  • Novelist Plus
    Find new authors and reading options using your favourite writer, book or genre as a starting point.
  • SOUNZ 
    A music information centre which promotes music by New Zealand composers through projects which encourage its creation, performance, publication, recording and broadcast
  • Who Else Writes Like*
    A reader's guide to fiction authors
  • Who Next...?*
    A guide to children’s authors for parents and teachers to help discover new books and authors for young readers to enjoy.
  • Worldwide Art Resources
    Contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios online