Libraries affected by COVID-19

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

Tūranga is closing early at 7pm tonight Thursday 11 August.
Auahatanga - South - Creative Time at South Library is cancelled on Thursday 11 August. It usually goes from 10am to 3pm.
Redwood Library will be closed all day Saturday 13 August

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 or changes in 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. If you have a mask exemption pass, please present it to staff if asked. 
  • There is a temporary change to our Food and Drink policy. You are welcome to drink water in our libraries but all other food and drink must be consumed in designated areas like cafés. 
  • 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