At protection Framework Traffic Light ORANGE facemasks are required at all times within the library. 

Entering the library:

  • Face Mask on

Once you are in the library: 

  • Be kind. 
  • Use hand sanitiser. 
  • Keep your mask on at all times. 
  • No food or drinks may be consumed in the library. 
  • Please do not leave children unattended.  

Library Services

  • Contactless library services are available; our collections can be searched at, and titles may be requested for contactless collection (Click and Collect)
  • Newspapers and reference services are available in the Research area on level 1 (upstairs)
  • Two self-issue kiosks, located at both ends of the library, are available to issue and renew books
  • Grab a Bag with a selection of books chosen by a librarian are available (don’t forget to issue the books at a kiosk or at Pukarau)
  • Meeting/study rooms are available for booking
  • Face-to-face programmes for under-fives and Rangatahi | Teens are available, check our Calendar for details
  • Justice of the Peace services are available on Thursday morning from 9-11AM in the Tautoro/Orion room; you may also contact a JP directly using
  • Signing up for membership; this process can be started at home at

Returning books: 

  • Return books at the Smart Shelf within the Library, or
  • Use the return slot in the Bright Street car park which is available 24 hours.

From home: 


A big thank you from our team to everyone for playing your part in keeping our community safe.