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Through the EPIC consortium, New Zealand libraries can get online access to thousands of high-quality journals, magazines, books, audio-visual items, images, and other online content for less money by working together.

What is EPIC?

EPIC (Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration) is the national electronic licensing initiative that makes quality electronic resources available to New Zealanders through libraries who are consortium members.

Benefits of being an EPIC member

Your EPIC membership allows you to expand your library's collections beyond what your building could hold or what you could afford to purchase alone.

Being part of EPIC enables libraries to provide their users and patrons with extensive online access to thousands of high quality:

  • journals
  • magazines
  • books
  • audio visual items
  • courses, and
  • images that are not freely available elsewhere.

EPIC for libraries

EPIC for New Zealand schools

New Zealand schools can access a range of EPIC resources online thanks to the Ministry of Education's EPIC membership.

EPIC for New Zealand schools
Accessing EPIC resources
EPIC resources for schools