Te Puna Services
Te Puna Services is a collection of online tools and services created with the help of New Zealand librarians to support daily tasks of searching, cataloguing, sharing resources, and managing collections. Te Puna Services have been helping New Zealand libraries share resources, improve efficiencies, and save on costs since the 1940s.
Te Puna Services are available only to member libraries, and are delivered by the National Library with the aim of saving time, money, and effort.
These services are built around the New Zealand National Union Catalogue (NUC), a collaboration between New Zealand libraries and the National Library.
Te Puna tools and services
Te Puna Cataloguing
Tools and information for describing items in your library's collection or updating existing bibliographic or holdings records in the New Zealand National Union Catalogue (NUC).
Tools and information for sharing items between libraries.
Te Puna Search
Access to a wide range of national and international databases.
Te Puna Records
Bibliographic and holdings records are shared between member libraries, the National Union Catalogue and WorldCat. Files of recent updates to the NUC, including MARC records, are available here.
Te Puna governance
A representative from each library sector sits on the Te Puna Strategic Advisory Committee (TPSAC), which advises the National Librarian on the strategic direction of Te Puna Services. TPSAC makes its activity reports, minutes, and other documents available.
We’ve produced a plan for how Te Puna Services will continue to stay in touch and engage with New Zealand librarians. Have a read of the plan and please get in touch with your comments.
Join Te Puna
Te Puna is a partnership where members are encouraged to contribute and maintain their records on a regular basis. All members benefit when the New Zealand National Union Catalogue (NUC) is kept up to date.
For an annual fee, invoiced quarterly in advance, members have unlimited access to all Te Puna member services.
The fee is determined by library size and usage so email Te Puna Services to discuss your library's needs.
You can apply to become a Te Puna member by emailing Te Puna Services.