Our collections include popular magazines, scholarly, technical and trade journals, newspapers, series, annuals, proceedings and transactions. Magazines and journals may be available in electronic, print or microform format. You can use electronic journals when you visit our Reading Rooms.

Search for magazines and journals

Start your search for magazines and journals using the National Library Catalogue.

Find articles in magazines and journals

You can search for articles in New Zealand magazines and journals by using indexes and abstracts on Index New Zealand. The website does not provide full text versions of the articles but will help you locate material relevant to your research.

Index New Zealand website

The General Reference Collection contains a large number of specialised search tools for use onsite at the Library.

More about the General Reference Collection

Te Puna Web Directory

Find links to New Zealand journals on other websites using the Te Puna Web Directory. Te Puna Web Directory also lists Pacific Island journals in its Pacific section.

Journals, magazines, and serials – Te Puna Web Directory website

Te Ao Hou (The New World) online

The Māori magazine Te Ao Hou (The New World) was published from 1952 to 1975. All 76 issues of this journal are available free online.

Te Ao Hou website

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand online

The Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand (1868 to 1961) is one of New Zealand’s most important research publications, particularly for science. All of the journals are available free online.

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand website

Papers Past – newspapers and periodicals online

Papers Past is the Library's collection of digitised New Zealand newspapers and magazines published from 1840 to 1910. It mainly contains newspapers but also includes magazines like Building Progress, New Zealand’s first architectural periodical.

Papers Past website

General Serials Collection

The General Serials Collection includes a large number of current and historical magazine, journal, and serial titles with a focus on New Zealand and the Pacific. We also hold many overseas titles.

More about the General Serials Collection

New Zealand Serials Collection

The New Zealand Serials Collection contains periodicals and magazines from New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia, and Great Britain. It is the most comprehensive collection of historical New Zealand periodicals.

More about the New Zealand Serials Collection

National Newspaper Collection

The National Newspaper Collection includes newspapers and historical periodicals from New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific. Some items are available online in Papers Past.

Papers Past website

More about the National Newspaper Collection


EPIC is an initiative by New Zealand libraries to give New Zealanders access to a worldwide range of online resources, including journal articles. You can use EPIC resources in the Library, or login with your school username and password on the TKI website.

TKI website for schools

More about EPIC

Other collections containing magazines and journals

The collections listed below also include magazines, journals, and other serials.

More about the Dorothy Neal White Collection

More about the Family History Collection

More about the General Reference Collection

More about the Māori Reference Collection

More about the Music Collection

More about the National Children's Collection

More about the Susan Price Collection