Audio Visual

The library holds popular collections of DVDs and Music CDs.

These are comprised of a large core collection found in the City Library and smaller collections, updated bi-monthly, located at our community libraries.


The CD collections are made up of many music genres - you're bound to find something of interest to you from the following categories:

  • Classical
  • Rock
  • New Zealand - including Dunedin artists
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Easy Listening
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • New Age
  • Māori
  • R & B
  • Soundtracks
  • World - Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania
  • Music magazine CDs (BBC Music, Mojo, Uncut, Songlines, Gramaphone, Classic Rock, and Rythms)


If you're looking for something different to watch then go no further than our extensive DVD collection. We have something for everyone with a variety of new and classic titles over a number of genres available for loan.

The music section offers a selection of performance and documentary-style music DVDs, from pipe bands to rock bands. Opera DVDs are also available, showcasing classic operatic performances.

Documentary DVDs provide informative, topical content on a wide range of subjects - including (but by no means limited to) exercise, history, cooking and educational topics.

Film DVDs span recent blockbuster movies through to the popular classics. We also have a collection of TV DVDs, offering both new and old shows - often in boxed sets of an entire season.


There is an extensive range of audiobooks (talking books) in all library locations and in many genres including:

  • Bestsellers
  • Biographies
  • Classics
  • Non Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers
  • Romance

Audiobooks are available in several different formats to allow playing on different devices:

  • CD
  • Playaway
  • MP3

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