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Discover the Central City Library tours

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

MEDIA RELEASE

20 April 2006

Discover the Central City Library tours

Aucklanders are invited to choose one of three tours at the Central City Library to learn about its history, the services the library offers and what really happens behind the scenes. They run every Thursday at 12.10pm and they are free.

The three tours are:

Heritage floor tour

This brand new tour of Special Collections and the Auckland Research Centre on the second floor will take visitors through the back corridors and the historical newspaper collections. A unique opportunity is also available to see our rarest treasures.

Behind the scenes (basement to balcony) tour

Visitors can go behind the scenes to the rarely seen depths of the Central City Library where they will be shown the breadth of our amazing basement collections. Visitors will have a demonstration in our Preservation Unit and will also learn about the life cycle of a book at the library in Information Resources. The end of this tour finishes with a circumnavigation of the library’s top floor balcony to view the heritage buildings of Auckland city.

Discover your library tour

This is a chance to explore all of our collections on the public floors at the Central City Library. This tour includes brief visits to the Auckland Research Centre, Special Collections exhibits and our Newspaper Reading Room.

When: Thursdays at 12.10pm (tour lasts approximately 50 minutes)

Where: Auckland Central City Library, 44 – 46 Lorne Street, Auckland city (meet by the lift on the ground floor)

To book: Go to www.aucklandcitylibraries.com to book your tour online or call (09) 377 0209.

The Central City Library is fully accessible, with accessible car parks adjacent on Lorne Street. Tours can be tailored for those who require mobility assistance, sign language interpreters or Chinese language interpreters. Phone us to arrange on (09) 377 0209.

For more information, please visit our website www.aucklandcitylibraries.com.

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