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Pakihi - Ngā rauemi me ngā ratonga whare pukapuka Business - Library resources and services

Have a read of our guide to the range of services and resources available at the library to customers with an interest in business and management.

Linda Stopforth, our Business Librarian, and member of our Prosearch team

Prosearch - our professional search service

Prosearch is Wellington City Libraries' professional search service. We have the skills and specialist resources to track down reliable, up-to-date information quickly.

Our Prosearch Service — more information


Can't find what you need in the Wellington City Libraries collection? We provide an inter-library loan (interloan) service that allows you to access material held in other libraries in New Zealand or overseas.

Our Interloans Service

Makerspace for prototyping

We have a community makerspace at Johnsonville Library, with equipment that allows people from throughout our community to make their ideas come to life. Staffed by our specialist Makerspace librarians, entrepreneurs can also take advantage of the tools and space to prototype ideas before considering having them made commercially.

The HIVE Makerspace


TÅ«hara HIVE Makerspace - Waitohi Community Hub

On the go? Listen to business audiobooks and eBooks

On the go? Listen to business audiobooks and eBooks on your mobile device with our Libby app. Browse their special 'Business Reading Room' below, or browse the whole Libby site.

Online Databases

We subscribe to a number of online resources that you have access to with your library card.

We've included just a few highlights below, but you can find the full list on our Business Databases and Online Resources page.

Business Online Databases — Full List

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a video tutorial service providing access to over 12,000 instructional videos on many topics including computer software, business skills, video editing and more. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to meet your personal or professional goals - with expert tutors who know how to teach.


International business information including business trends, management techniques and practice and more. You can also access the The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition), The Economist, and Financial Times in full text for free.


Business Source Premier

A business research database offering information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting and international business. Titles include:

  • Harvard Business Review
  • New Zealand Management
  • Forbes
  • NZ Business

Business Source Premier

Business magazines

In our libraries

A range of business related magazines are available through the library. New titles in hard copy are on display in the magazines section of the library. These may be borrowed for a short loan period and a small cost.

Your library membership also gives you access to many magazines and newspapers through the resources below:

PressReader magazines and newspapers — Business

Gives same day, unlimited access to replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines (across many subjects) from NZ and around the world. Browse by country, language or title.

Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days.

You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app.

Libby — Business magazines

Browse over 2000 magazines across many different genres - including business. Includes New Zealand and international titles.

Libby — Business magazines

Browse our shelves

Catalogue subject quicksearches

Useful shelf numbers

Shelf numbers for business topics
Dewey Number Subject
005.369Office software - Microsoft Office, MYOB, Outlook
174.4Business ethics
303.34, 658.4092Leadership
650.14Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Hunting, Interviews
657Accounting, bookkeeping
658Starting a Business, Entrepreneurs, Financing, Management, Interviewing
658.022Small business
658.3Managing people
658.4Management - planning, policy making
658.8Marketing, sales, franchising

Contact us

This page is written and maintained by our Libraries' Business Customer Specialist, Linda Stopforth. Contact us with any feedback.

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