From Radio New Zealand:
An Auckland Council spokesperson said it wanted to ensure the library network responds to the changing needs of customers by moving to a more digital-led way of working.
Consultation was done with library staff and the proposed new model of working was expected to be finalised next month.
More than 70 Auckland Libraries staff will lose their jobs in what is a precursor to more major changes, a public service union says.
In October the Auckland Council run organisation announced it was consulting with staff as it looked to reallocate its resources to prepare for a digitally focused future.
On Wednesday Auckland Libraries confirmed it had accepted voluntary redundancy from 74 casual, part-time and full time staff.