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Bridget Williams Collections

Napier Libraries members can access all six of the online collections published by Bridget Williams Books, who specialise in collections of unique New Zealand publications about our history, culture and society. Find out more about each collection below.

To access outside the library: Log in through the library catalogue, click 'Home', then click on the database page link and select the collection you want to access. 

NZ Sign Language Button  

BWB’s reference publishing and accounts of Deaf experience are freshly rendered using rich multimedia and visuals.

Access within the library.

NZ History Button

Over 30 years of award-winning history publishing combines into an authoritative resource of life on these islands, from earliest beginnings to present day.

Access within the library.

Treaty Collection Button

The new home for Treaty scholarship online, combining award-winning histories with diverse commentary.

Access within the library.

Critical Issues Button

Housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crises—deep analysis of the big issues.

Access within the library.

BWB Texts Button        

The acclaimed and fast-growing series of ‘short books on big subjects’ creates a vibrant Collection full of fresh ideas and thinking.

Access within the library.

Womens Studies Button

Led by a major new history of New Zealand women, this Collection combines decades of groundbreaking publishing of life through a female lens.

Access within the library.



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