Libraries - Ngā Whare Pukapuka
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Opening Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tues, Thurs: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am -12.00pm
Closed on public holidays.


15a Queen Street


Waitara Library can be accessed via a ramp.

Car Parking

Free car parking is available.

Library Services

• Free Internet and Wifi
• Adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books
• Newspapers and magazines
• DVDs
• Audiobooks on CD
• Courier service between Puke Ariki and Inglewood library for books not held onsite - a reserve charge applies
• Photocopying and scanning

NPDC Service Centre

• Pay your rates and water bills
• Pay parking tickets, other infringements and debts
• Submit dog registrations and other applications
• Purchase NPDC rubbish bags

Community Activities and Services

Book Group

Second Friday of the month, 10.30am - 12pm
Groups read and discuss any books they are currently reading! To join the Waitara book group, leave your name at the front desk or phone us on 06-759 6060.

Community Lawyer

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 9.30am - 11.30am
We have a community lawyer available for consultation twice per month. To book a session please call the New Plymouth Community Law Office on 0800 529 878 or 06 759 1492.

Connect with Tech

Available on request
This is your chance to discover digital tips and tricks, or to ask for technical help. From eBooks and email accounts to digital resources and library apps. We will do our best to solve technological mysteries and answer questions, no matter what your device.


First Wednesday of the month 10.30am - 11am
Bring your preschooler along for stories, music and activities.

Hot Flicks on Cold Days

Join us for winter movie sessions on our large projector.
Adults: every second Wednesday at 1.30pm Enjoy one of our newest films. Bring a friend or neighbour and experience a movie with us.
Children: every second Friday at 3.30pm Start your weeekend with some movie fun. Suitable for primary school aged children. Families welcome, children please bring an adult.
Check here for dates.


Every second Thursday during term time, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Let your imagination run wild with the Library’s LEGO! Build and create whole new worlds. Spaces are limited, please call 06 759 6060 to book. Children please bring an adult.
Check here for dates.

School Holiday Programme

Activities are held at Waitara library as part of the Puke Ariki Libraries school holiday programme, to see what's coming up check out our School Holiday Programme page.