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Accessing EPIC resources

You don't need a login for EPIC resources if your school is part of the Network for Learning (N4L) managed network and you are using the resources within your school network. You need a login if you are not part of N4L or are outside the school network.

Access EPIC when your school is part of the Network for Learning

If your school is part of the Network for Learning (N4L) managed network, you can use EPIC resources from within the school network without a login. Just click on the link of the resource you are interested in or start your search in the EPIC Discovery search box.

EPIC resources for schools
Network for Learning (N4L)

Troubleshoot accessing EPIC school resources

Use our troubleshooting information if you are having trouble accessing EPIC school resources.

Troubleshooting EPIC in your school


When you need a login for EPIC access

If your school is not part of the Network for Learning (N4L) managed network or you are outside your school network you will need your EPIC school login details to use EPIC.

If you need a login you will be prompted for it when you click on an EPIC resource link.

For EPIC login queries, email EPIC.

Email EPIC — epic@epic.org.nz


Keep the school's EPIC login confidential

To comply with the terms and conditions for schools using EPIC, you must keep the school's username and password confidential to your school community.

Do not publish the username and password in any publicly available format.

This includes any openly accessible website.


Terms and conditions for schools using EPIC

In subscribing to the EPIC resources on behalf of New Zealand schools, the Ministry of Education have agreed to terms and conditions of use.

These terms and conditions limit access of the EPIC resources to staff and students of registered New Zealand schools.

Access is strictly for personal use or educational purposes in connection with the educational activities of the school.


Home schoolers

The EPIC resources made available to schools thanks to the Ministry of Education's subscription are not licensed for parents or caregivers who educate their children at home.

If you are home schooling you may be able to access similar resources, to those available through EPIC, at your local public library.


Contact EPIC

Got a question about EPIC?

Get in touch epic@epic.org.nz.


Terms and conditions for schools using EPIC

The EPIC resources available through the Ministry of Education funded subscription on behalf of New Zealand schools are the intellectual property of The Department of Internal Affairs (acting through the National Library of New Zealand) and its licensors.

The EPIC resources are provided to schools accessing this site (including their students, employees, and staff) strictly for personal use or educational purposes in connection with the educational activities of the school.

The Ministry of Education, The Department of Internal Affairs, and its licensors are not responsible to schools for the content, format, accuracy, or availability of the EPIC resources through this site.