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AnyQuestions has opened for 2021!

24 Feb 2021 is a free, online chat service that helps New Zealand school-aged students with their schoolwork. Between 1 pm and 6 pm on weekdays, students can logon and chat with a librarian who will help guide their research and teach them valuable information literacy skills. The service is run by the National Library of New Zealand, funded by the Ministry of Education, and supported by public libraries from around the country.

Classroom sessions

Classroom sessions are one of our core offers for schools and are a perfect opportunity to introduce the concepts of digital and critical literacy to your students. For more information on how classroom sessions work as well as how to book them, visit:

Note: If your school has never used AnyQuestions and/or is unsure about the service, we’d be happy to do a demo session with you and/or your teachers.

Many Answers

Many Answers on the AnyQuestions website is another great resource for students. It has over 200 entries designed to guide students to quality resources around a topic, with searching and website evaluation tips.

Here are some recently published entries:

Writing Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Basketball Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Ancient China Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Philosophy Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Judaism Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

World War Two (daily life) Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Sir Peter Blake (1948-2001) Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Dinosaurs Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Islam Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Ngā pūoro Māori (Māori music) Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Note: All entries include SCIS numbers.

Topic Explorer

Topic Explorer has quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support and inspire inquiry. Each topic features a carefully selected set of national and international resources, including websites, images, videos, books, and more.

Here are some topic sets that may be of interest:

Me, Myself and I:

Rocky Shore:


Journey of the Treaty of Waitangi:

Pūrākau (Māori Myths and Legends)