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EPIC Special Library subscription options

The EPIC subscription options available to special libraries are provided on this page. Options are listed by vendor and direct links to subscription pricing options are also included.

(To access the subscription pricing options links you will require a Special Library Members Only login. If you are an employee responsible for e-resource purchasing of a New Zealand special library you can request a login by emailing epic@epic.org.nz )

Please also refer to the EPIC subscription guide for an explanation of the information provided on the subscription pricing options pages.


National Package Options

Australia New Zealand Reference Centre Plus - upgrade

Available to EPIC member special libraries that currently subscribe to a package which includes Australia New Zealand Reference Centre

Special Library package 


(Offer only available to Government Agency & CRI Libraries)

Stacks (new option in 2018)

Flipster (new option in 2018)

All EBSCO subscription pricing options (login required)

Gale Cengage

EPIC National package; including:

Gale Cengage subscription pricing options (login required)

Please note that Gale Cengage are no longer offering individual database subscriptions through EPIC. Please contact Gale Cengage directly if you would like to renew an individual database subscription that you subscribed to through EPIC in 2017-2018.

Kowhai Media (New Zealand Geographic)

All NZ Geo subscriptions in 2018-2019 include FREE access to NZGeo VR

New Zealand Geographic Bundle; including:

  • NZ Geo Archive
  • NZ Geo TV 

Individual subscription options to the following:

Kowhai Media subscription pricing options (login required)

Oxford University Press

Subscription options include:

All Oxford University Press subscription pricing options (login required)


Subscription options include:

All ProQuest subscription pricing options (login required)

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Britannica's EPIC subscription page - links to further information about all the Britannica subscription options available through EPIC

Britannica Academic (Demo video)

Encyclopaedia Britannica subscription pricing options (logins required)

Co Info

Subscription options include:

All Co Info subscription pricing options (login required)

American Library Association

RDA Toolkit

American Library Association (RDA Toolkit) subscription pricing options (login required)

RMIT Publishing

Subscription options include:

All RMIT subscription pricing options (login required)

Bridget Williams Books

All BWB Collections; including:

  • Treaty of Waitangi Collection
  • BWB Text Collections
  • Critical Issues Collection
  • New Zealand History Collection
  • New Zealand Sign Language Collection
  • Women's Studies Collection

Individual subscription options include:

Bridget Williams Books subscription pricing options (login required)

Triton AV (Naxos) 

Subscription options include:

Triton AV (Naxos) subscription pricing options (login required)

IGI Global 

IGI Global EPIC brochure

Subscription options include:

IGI Global subscription pricing options (login required)

Healthy Life Media 

Subscription option:

Healthy Life Media subscription pricing options (login required)


Subscription options include:

Bloomsbury subscription pricing options (login required)

The Royal Society 

Subscription option:

Perpetual access purchase option:

The Royal Society subscription pricing options (login required)


Subscription options include:

NewsBank subscription pricing options (login required)

Cambridge University Press 

Subscription option:

Cambridge University Press subscription pricing options (login required)