Libraries affected by COVID-19

Check the latest information on changes in opening hours or closures.

 Get the latest Government advice:

The rapid rise in COVID-19 cases is affecting the operation of some of our libraries. Check here for the latest information on changes in opening hours or closures. All essential services are being provided as normal.

Library closures, changes of hours or services

What you need to know when visiting libraries

Members of the public no longer need a vaccine pass to enter our libraries.

  • We require people 12 and older to wear a mask when visiting our libraries and facilities.
  • You no longer need to scan in using the NZ COVID tracer app.
  • Imagination Station LEGO play area at Tūranga is open. The slide is currently unavailable due to repairs.
  • 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