The BWB Collections

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection

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

The BWB Texts Collection

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

The Critical Issues Collection

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

The New Zealand History Collection

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

The New Zealand Sign Language Collection

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

The Women’s Studies Collection

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


  • Deep, rich and high-quality New Zealand non-fiction books brought together online for the first time – these are landmark digital resources.
  • Optimised for mobile and tablet devices using a design that is intuitive, fast and easy to read.
  • Provides new pathways into the scholarship by linking the book content and the web in new and exciting ways. 
  • Built to last with high-quality production values and using tools and materials from organisations such as CrossRef, Piwik and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
  • Simple to access and flexible to use, each Collection is delivered through the web browser providing unrestricted access for subscribing organisations.
  • Every collection is a living resource managed directly by BWB’s editorial team, with books added regularly from our publishing and beyond.  

BWB Collections are available to libraries, schools, university departments, businesses, public sector organisations, law firms, think tanks, research centres – anyone with an internet connection.

Please contact us (04 4738 128) to enquire about subscribing to a Collection or setting up a free trial. 

View the full list of platform features here. We will regularly update the platform and you can view the development roadmap here.

Subscriptions to BWB Collections will help fund the digitisation and addition of selected out-of-print New Zealand books, beyond BWB’s publishing, to ensure works of critical importance are available into the future.