From Friday 31 December 2021 under COVID-19 Protection Framework - Traffic Light System ORANGE, restrictions on Library services will ease, however a vaccine pass is required to enter Gisborne District Council facilities. 

You must wear a face covering at all times while in the Library. 

Scan/sign in when entering the library.  

The number of visitors who can be in the library has increased to 150.  

There is no longer a time limit for your stay.  

Face to Face programmes will resume.  

Meeting/Study rooms are available for booking. 

Enter and exit via Bright Street entrance. 

Things to note:   

  Entering the library:  

  • Face covering on.   
  • Have your Vaccine Pass ready.   
  • Scan in using the COVID Tracer App, or sign in manually with your library card.  

  Once you are in the library:   

  • Be kind.  
  • Use hand sanitiser.  
  • Keep your face covering on at all times.
  • No food or drinks may be consumed in the library.  
  • Please do not leave children unattended.   
  • Select and issue books, DVDs, CDs and talking books.  
  • Pick a Grab a Bag chosen by a librarian (don’t forget to issue them at a kiosk).  
  • Pick up your reserved items.  
  • Sign up for membership. This process can be started at home via Library Membership  
  • Use one of the two available self-issue kiosks to issue books, located at both ends of the library.  

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.