Libraries affected by COVID-19

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Library hours and locations

Parklands Library will close early at 4.45pm on Wednesday 5 October.

Library closures or changes in hours or services

What you need to know when visiting libraries

  • Mask wearing is voluntary in our facilities. 
  • Imagination Station LEGO play area at Tūranga is open. The slide is currently unavailable due to repairs though the cave is open.
  • Use the Discovery Wall in Tūranga or through the website. The Mobile Discovery Wall is also hosted at a different library each month. See our events calendar for more details.

Ready Reads - Click and collect service

  • If you can’t spend time in a library, you can still get library books with our Ready Reads service. Available from all libraries. Check Ready Reads or phone 03-941-7923 for more information.


Renewing and returning your items

  • You can renew items on our website or by calling us on 03-941-7923.
  • Items can be returned through the after-hours return slot at any library (not necessarily the one you borrowed from).

Online services

COVID information

  • Get the latest Government advice:
  • Follow Newsline - Council’s online news channel - for the latest information about Council services and facilities: