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Catalogue & Databases

​​​​​​​​Ashburton Public Library has recently moved to the Kotui system where we join many other New Zealand Libraries.  The link to the catalogue is below.

Access catalogue and databases​

Who's Who in NZ

Ashburton Guardian Index​​

The Ashburton Library holds the Ashburton Guardian from 1878 to the present day, mostly on microfilm.  The newspaper archive is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2.00p.m. - 5.00p.m.

The card index to the Ashburton Guardian is being scanned to make it more widely accessible to researchers.  The years 1878-1889 and 1920-1999 are currently available below.  Users can select by years and letter of the alphabet.  The index references items of Ashburton interest arranged under surnames, places, and subjects.

1878-1879

1880-1889

1920-1924

1925-1929

1930-1934

1935-1939

1940-1944

1945-1949

1950-1954

1955-1959

1960-1964

1965-1969

1970-1974

1975-1976

1977-1978

1979

1980-1982

1983

1984-1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999