Works in the Libraries’ permanent art collection have been gifted by individuals and businesses over many years. The reasons for these donations or bequests are varied, but they all indicate a desire by donors to show appreciation for how the Library enriches lives, or because the donor wishes to create an association with the Dunedin Public Libraries that enriches the physical setting of Library spaces for posterity.

Our artwork collection effectively highlights how important the Libraries have been and always will be in the lives of so many people in the community.

We invite you to pick up or download a self paced guide and enjoy a wander around a selection of the public art on display courtesy of the community we serve.