City of Literature

Looking for books by Dunedin authors?

Then enter the words: Dunedin City of Literature in the search box above.

This takes you to the catalogue and to an ever growing list of titles.

Use the limits down the left hand side to refine your search.

Choose from fiction or non-fiction; children’s or adult.  Limit to a date span or a specific year.

The list includes books published in Dunedin and books about or set in Dunedin.  The term author also includes illustrators.

You will find these books throughout the Library’s collections.  Most will have a label with our distinctive City of Literature logo.

City Library users can find many on display on the Ground Floor at the foot of the stairs.

To find out more about our UNESCO City of Literature status, go to--