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Te Puna

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 are only available to member libraries, and are delivered by the National Library to save time, money, and effort.

Te Puna Search

Search the Te Puna view on WorldCat and beyond, including a wide variety of international databases, or search Te Puna on WorldCat.

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 in the Te Puna view on WorldCat.


Tools and information for sharing items between libraries.

Te Puna Interloan is being updated on June 19, 2017. See what's changing.

Te Puna Records

Download bibliographic records for NDHA items recently added to the National Library Catalogue. Updated monthly.

Te Puna engagement

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 their profile, holdings and records are kept up to date on WorldCat.


For an annual fee, invoiced annually or quarterly in advance, members have unlimited access to all Te Puna member services.

The fee is determined by library size and usage so email to discuss your library's needs.


You can apply to become a Te Puna member by emailing