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Library hours and locations
Library closures or changes in hours or services
- Papanui Library is closed for refurbishment until Monday 31 October.
- Check the library events calendar to find what events are on.
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.
- The Fingertip Library phone service and LiveOnline online help are available to assist you.
- Book a librarian / Librarian in your lounge for a free individual 30 minute session of help from a librarian.
- Justices of the Peace sessions have resumed.
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).
- You can join the library online for free.
- Digital content is available 24/7.