Stay up to date with the latest library news and events with our email newsletters and quarterly magazine.

Sound and Touch magazine.

Sound and Touch is the Library’s quarterly magazine, featuring recent additions to our collections and library news.

You can listen to Sound and Touch in BookLink and on the Telephone Information Service (TIS) menu 176. The latest issue is also available to download as an accessible MS Word document (.doc) or an electronic braille file (.brf) below.

You can subscribe to receive Sound and Touch by post in large print, braille, or audio CD. Contact to subscribe.

Download the latest issue of Sound and Touch:

Sound and Touch September 2020 (MS Word document)

Sound and Touch September 2020 (txt)

Sound and Touch September 2020 (html)

Bookmarks newsletters

Our email newsletters, collectively titled Bookmarks, keep you up to date with the latest books that have been added to our collection, as well as other library news. There are a range of newsletters to choose from:


  • Library news: the latest Library news and book reviews.
  • Youth Library news: the latest Youth Library news and featured young adult and children’s titles.


  • Armchair travel: travel from around New Zealand and the world.
  • Back in time: historical novels, historical romance, New Zealand history, fiction and true life war stories, war memories and world history and travel.
  • Biographies: biographies and autobiographies.
  • Chills and spills: fiction and true life adventure and crime, disasters, mystery and detective stories, sea and spy stories, thrillers and westerns.
  • Cosy reads: cosy mysteries, fiction and true life country life stories; family novels, fiction and true life nature and animals and Christian fiction.
  • In the mood for love: historical romance, light romance, modern women’s fiction, paranormal romance, romance, and romantic suspense.
  • Lifestyle: non-fiction books covering all aspects of living including health and wellbeing, the arts, cuisine, the environment, languages and works on society.
  • Literary reads: general fiction, classics, plays, poetry and short stories and essays.
  • Out of this world: fairy stories and fables, fantasy, horror and supernatural, myths and legends and science fiction.
  • New braille titles: newly added braille titles.
  • New e-text titles: newly added e-text titles.

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Back issues of Bookmarks

Read recent back issues of Bookmarks.

Blind Foundation Book Clubs

To see if there’s book club near you, visit Blind Foundation Events.