This section contains information for librarians and library users. Amendments to the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 made in 2005 have changed the labelling requirements for non-film publications. Additionally, as libraries expand their collections to include new types of publications librarians are faced with new questions about complying with the Act.
Each year the Office classifies a range of non-film publications including books, magazines and graphic novels. Learn more
about book classification
All DVDs and videos which are supplied to the public must carry a New Zealand classification label. Learn more about DVD and
Restricted publications require a New Zealand classification label and may have display conditions attached to them. Learn more about restricted publications
Every 2 months the Office sends an email newsletter with current information for libraries which includes a list of books classified by the Office. The Office also has an information stand at the LIANZA conference. Learn more about
newsletters and LIANZA