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
  • Books & Authors*
    Search for books and authors - fiction and non-fiction. More
  • 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
  • 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     
  • Opera Theatre - a history
    A commercial ticket booking site, with some good links to information about the history of opera
  • 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