Library book cuts hit schools hard

(25 January 2015) Student access  to specialist non-fiction National Library books will be cut from July in New Zealand.

Shocked teachers say they weren’t consulted about the move, expected to hit rural and technology-poor schools hardest.

Last year, 16,000 teachers made 40,000 requests for almost a million hard-copy items via the National Library’s curriculum topic support service. has the story by Kim Knight.