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We have an Instagram!

The Instagram hashtag #ashburtonlibrary4youth is our way of keeping the youth advertising together under one name. Under this you will find information about events, quotes from books in our collection, continuous programming like our monthly book club, monthly comic/manga club and our monthly creative space night. As well as study tips, bookmarks, book reviews and much more.

Young Adults

Our young adult collection has graphic novels, magazines, DVDs and plenty of great books including fiction, non fiction and manga. Read our book reviews here!

Study Resources

If you are looking for an answer to a question or need reliable information for a research project try our resources – books, archives and free internet.

  • AnyQuestions helps you find useful, accurate, online information for your homework.
  • Studyit is a Ministry of Education site for NCEA maths, science and English students.  It is safe and free.


If you are looking to start your career, have a look at some of these sites:

Kiwi CareersSeek
Monster's Career CentreTertiary Education Commission
WINZ Job BankJobHero
Royal New Zealand NavyRoyal New Zealand Air Force
Royal New Zealand Army

New Releases

New releases for young adults come into the library every month.

Book Reviews

This is a story about sisters Roo and Tilly.  Roo is the older and talented sister who in the eyes of her younger sister and everyone else is perfect. Tilly is living in the shadow of her sister.  Then Roo has a terrible accident that leaves her paralyzed and ends up with locked in syndrome, where the person is still mentally functioning but the body is not. Tilly is the only person who can help Roo.

This book explores the relationship of what it is to be a sister and the strong bond that it can have.