Staffing & Opening Hours
The Library is staffed by a full time Library Manager, Mrs Dee Brooker firstname.lastname@example.org, and assisted by Duty Teachers and Student Librarians. The Library is open from 7 30 am to 3 30 pm during term time.
Follow our Instagram account
Follow the WBHS Library on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wbhs_library/ Here is a photo of the 2019 Student Librarians our first instagram post for 2019.
Whangarei Boys' High School Library is located in the main quad at the heart of the school. The Library has about 10,00 print books and over 140 Wheelers e-books. We have a large collection of Graphic Novels which are really popular. Internet access is through the Library's twenty computers as well as students using their BYOD devices as directed by their teacher.
Book Title poetry competition
We have had over a hundred and fifty entries for this popular competition and they have now been judged by our HoD English, Mr Nogher. The student winners are: 1st - William Anderson, 2nd Trevarn Clay, 3rd Logan Webb. Staff winners are: 1st: Mr Lai, 2nd Mr Anderson, 3rd Mr Denham. Spot prizes were given to: Reo Yorke, Noah Edwards and Nathan Smith/Brock Knight. Enjoy your chocolate!
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Check out the best New Zealand books short-listed for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Free book-marks while stock lasts.
BWB New Zealand History Collection
The BWB New Zealand History Collection is a cross-searchable e-book collection which includes a wide range of award-winning New Zealand history and biography.
Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world's largest community on Goodreads. Have you set yourself a Reading Challenge for 2019?
Hell Pizza Challenge
The Hell Pizza Challenge has now started! Read seven books and be rewarded with pizza. Haven't started the challenge yet? It's not too late as it runs until the end of the year.
Most popular book in the Library
"Scythe" by Neil Shusterman is currently the most popular book in the Library. Read it and see why! It's sequel "Thunderhead" is just as good and we are eagerly waiting for the third book "The Toll" with a long reservation list. (Due in September 2019)
The inaugral Readers Cup for year 9s was held at WGHS Library in August 2018. Well done to our team. A new team of year 9s is currently reading the six chosen books in anticipation for the next competition against Northland schools in Term 3.
Wheelers e-books are available free to all staff and students of WBHS and are available 24/7. Search for and download the e-Platform app from your app store. Find the WBHS Library and login using your WBHS login. Browse and borrow an e-Book or an audio book to read or listen to on your device.
Comic book illustrator, Michel Mullipola wowed the students when he visited the Library in Term 1 2018.
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, 2018
"Aotearoa - the New Zealand story" by Gavin Bishop was named Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults . Gavin Bishop talked to three junior classes in WBHS Library on Tuesday 18 June 2019 as part of the Storylines National Festival Story Tour. He explained how he made his illustrations and the extensive research which goes into books like his award-winning book "Aotearoa: A New Zealand Story" and his latest book "Cook's Cook: the cook who cooked for Captain Cook which has been short-listed for the NZ Book Awards. He also showed us the proofs for his new book out later this year. An interesting session.
In June 2018 author, Des Hunt visited the WBHS Library and loud bangs were heard from the Library as he used science demonstrations to make his points about writing stories.
Would you like to reserve a book which is currently on loan? E-mail Mrs Brooker on email@example.com. When the book is available you will be sent an email and also receive notification in whanau time.
As part of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori in 2018, WBHS Library was proud to host Apirana Taylor, poet, author, actor, musician, painter and playwright performing his poetry and music to four Junior classes
We have a growing collection of over 1,000 Graphic Novels. Come and check them out during break times.
You can access the EPIC Databases either through the OPAC (catalogue) by searching "EPIC databases". If you know the database you require then you can click on the name of the database.
Australian New Zealand Reference Centre
This database gives access to abstracts and full-text articles from international, Australian, and New Zealand magazines and New Zealand current events information. Includes full text of most New Zealand daily newspapers from as far back as 1990's.
Biography in Context
This database contains an extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people including New Zealanders. It is searchable by name, nationality and occupation.
Books & Authors
Covering adult, young adult and children's fiction and non-fiction it helps you identify new books to read. Search by author, title, subject, genre, character, and topic.
An encyclopedia which combines accurate information with easy searching and coverage enriched by selected websites, multimedia, and magazine sources. It is searchable in three different reading levels - Primary, Middle and Secondary.
Contains millions of articles and updated daily. It is an ideal general research tool covering topics ranging from art to zoology.
Global issues in context
Global Issues in Context brings balanced information to students seeking to understand international issues and news headlines by tying together news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, video, statistics and more.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
This database provides authoritative answers to health and medical questions from over 700 health/medical journals and pamphlets. It covers topics like: mainstream and alternative medicines, nutrition, diet, fitness and disease. It also includes an online medical encyclopedia, dictionary, and links to relevant websites.
Literature Resource Center
This database contains critical essays and biographical information on over 100,000 authors, both historical and contemporary. It also includes information on major New Zealand authors.
New Oxford ShakespeareOnline
Full text, online access to the New Oxford Shakespeare Online inclouding; the Modern Critical Edition, the Critical Reference edition and the Authorship Companion.
New Zealand Geographic
The entire archive of the New Zealand Geographic magazine dating back to 1989 including access to current editions.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints is ideal for those wanting information about the various sides of contemporary issues like euthanasia, genetic engineering, and media violence. Includes topical overviews and point-of-view articles. An excellent resource for debaters.
Science in Context
Science in Context features authoratative information and provdes detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science to space, technology, mathematics, science history, biography and more.
Shakespeare Collection Online
The Shakespeare Collection Online is the most comprehensie, authoritative online resource on Shakespeare. As well as access to the full text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the collection includes access to general reference data, full text periodicals, criticisms and primary source material.
World history in context
Search the database for a wide range of international history topics incuding 20th century history, Ancient Greece and the Near East, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Latin America. It features full text articles from over one hundred history journals and also includes primary documents, maps and images.