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.
Directory of New Zealand Libraries
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.
Subscribing to RSS feeds
Pages on our website that have RSS feeds available have icons like this or this . 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.
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.