Aotearoa People's Network

Providing free access to broadband internet and computing equipment so that people can live, learn, and create in the digital world.
Wellsford Library, Auckland
Wellsford Library, Auckland

Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome

The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa provides free access to broadband internet services from public libraries so that everyone can benefit from accessing, experiencing and creating digital content.

This free service is available to anyone who has access to a public library.


APNK and Kotui Support Arrangements over the Holiday Period

As the end of the year rushes towards us and our thoughts turn to our friends and families, and celebrating the end of a very full year, many of us will still be delivering services to our customers around the country. APNK is no exception! We know that December and January is one of the busiest times of the year for public libraries, and so we want to make sure that both APNK and Kōtui are fully supported through-out the festive season. We will have the following support arrangements in place:

* The APNK and Kōtui helpdesk will operate on all days except statutory holidays;

* As usual, the helpdesk is contactable either by telephone, by email or, for Kōtui customers, through the Support Portal in the member's only area on

Between Christmas and New Year we will have staff working full-time to support you. However, we will have reduced staff numbers so if calls are not urgent, they may be slightly delayed. We will respond to critical incidents without delay..

Mobility scooterBlog post: The Internet doesn't care how old you are

On a recent trip to Waikato one of our staff met a library patron who proves that you're never too old to learn something new.

Read more about how this nonagenarian is embracing technology in our latest blog post.

World War I soldierCase study: Kete Tasman - Making New Zealand history accessible

APNK hosts a number of digital repositories around the country that provide online access to unique New Zealand material.

Read about how the staff at Richmond Library are making a local WWI resource available online in our case study.

Mapping our network

All APNK partner sites are now listed on our Google map making it easier for you to find free Internet in your neighbourhood.


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