Libraries - Ngā Whare Pukapuka
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Stories for all ages; children, young people and adults in a variety of formats including paperbacks, graphic novels and large print. We also have a selection of books on tape, CD and in eAudioBook format if you are travelling long distance or just prefer to listen to your story being told. Best Sellers are available for hire for $6.


An extensive selection of books on every topic supporting general interest, homework projects or informal study.

Māori language collections

Resources in all formats from picture books to non-fiction, CDs, DVDs and audio-books.

Picture Books

A huge array of your favourite titles and exciting new stories. There is also a selection of picture books to help little ones deal with issues such as going to the doctor, moving house or the death of a loved one.


Our Reference and Research collections support quick answers as well as in-depth queries that require the assistance of our Taranaki Research Centre staff.


The DVD collection covers a diverse series of subjects. DIY projects, Hollywood blockbusters, in-depth documentaries, sport and fitness, music videos, Fireman Sam, Barney, Dora the Explorer and Bob the Builder.  DVDs are available for hire for either $5 or $2 .