Kia ora and welcome to EPIC.
EPIC is a venture between New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education, giving schools free access to a worldwide range of electronic resources.
EPIC resources are purchased annually through the EPIC consortium on a subscription basis by the Ministry of Education for access by all New Zealand schools.
What is available?
Through EPIC schools can access databases containing curriculum related content from thousands of up-to-date, full text international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, substantial reference works, images, e-books, multi-media resources and much more.
Visit the Databases page for descriptions of the resources, and to filter by learning area and school level.
How do I access EPIC?
Use the links above (and from the Databases page) to access the EPIC resource that you are interested in searching. You will get direct access to the EPIC resource if you are in a school that is networked through the Network for Learning (N4L) Managed network otherwise, you will be prompted for your EPIC school logins for access.
For EPIC school login queries email: email@example.com
Who can use EPIC?
EPIC supports the teaching and learning in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. It is intended for use by principals and teachers, library staff, and students.
Teachers, students, and library staff may also access EPIC from home using their EPIC school logins. Please note that we require that EPIC school logins are kept confidential to your school community and all users must abide by the terms and conditions of use.
NOTE: The EPIC school logins that are provided to your school for accessing the databases must not be published in any publicly available format. This includes any openly accessible website.
Where can I find more information?
Please select one of the following:
For EPIC school login queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
For EPIC Training & Marketing Resources for schools click here.
For information on setting up your own access to EPIC resources click here
For technical enquiries regarding EPIC email email@example.com
For general enquires about the EPIC resources contact the EPIC Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (04) 474 3058.