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
  • R & B
  • Soundtracks
  • World - Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania


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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