When we post a new event on the National Library website, or update an item, you can be notified straight away through an RSS feed.

RSS ('Really Simple Syndication' or 'Rich Site Summary') feeds let you read web content without actually visiting a website. They are also called 'news feeds', 'web feeds' or just plain 'feeds'.

National Library RSS feeds

The following links are meant to be used in a feed reader, and are not presented for reading like other web pages. See the full page below to find out more about reading this content in a feed reader.


All news items

News for libraries

News for schools

Library tech

Media releases


All events

Exhibition tours

Professional development courses for schools



Directory of New Zealand Libraries

Recent updates to the directory of New Zealand Libraries




NZ Poet Laureate

Starting to use RSS feeds

The first thing you need to start using RSS feeds is a 'feed reader', a piece of software that lets you read website updates.

There are different types of feed readers. Some work in your web browser, others need to be downloaded and installed on your computer. You can choose from a number of feed readers at Google Directory.

List of feed readers on Google Directory – Google website

Subscribing to RSS feeds

Pages on our website that have RSS feeds available have icons like this rss-icon or this rss-nlnz-icon. Your feed reader will provide instructions on how to subscribe. Common ways to subscribe to feeds include:

Option 1: Click on the RSS icon that displays in your web browser address bar when a page has a feed available . Save the feed to your bookmarks or favourites. rss-address

Option 2: Click on an RSS icon. Copy and paste the URL from your browser address bar to your feed reader.

Option 3: Click on a National Library RSS feed from the list above. Copy and paste the URL from your browser address bar to your feed reader.

Find out more

RSS – Wikipedia website