About APNK

The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) is a service provided by public libraries and the National Library of New Zealand. 

"Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa  - Providing free access to broadband internet and computing equipment so that people can live, learn and  create in the digital world."

He rangapū te Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) i waenganui i ngā whare pukapuka tūmatanui me Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. 

"Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa - Te tuku āheitanga koreutu ki ngā taputapu ipurangi aunui me te rorohiko kia taea ai e te hunga te noho, te ako me te auaha ki te ao matihiko."

APNK was established in 2007 as a way of bridging the "digital divide", helping to ensure that all New Zealanders have access to free internet. Public libraries were identified as the perfect partner for APNK, since libraries act as a hub for their communities. From humble beginnings, the APNK network has steadily expanded, and can now be found in public libraries of 54 city and district councils around the country.

In your library you will find APNK computers, available for you to use to access services and the internet free of charge. An APNK printer is available for printing (a per-side printing fee applies - ask your library staff about that). Additionally, if you have brought your own Wi-Fi-enabled device into the library, you can connect it to the free APNK Wi-Fi service, which is available all around the library space.

You can find an APNK library near you on this map.