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 and CD if you are travelling long distance or just prefer to listen to your story being told. Best Sellers are available for hire for $5.
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.
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.
Hundreds of CDs covering every genre, there will be something to suit everyone’s musical taste. Blues, Classical, Reggae, Hip Hop and Country are just some of the categories the collection holds. Each CD is available for hire for $3.
DVDs and Videos
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 $5 and Videos $3.
Collections in Community Languages
We have a small selection of resources in a variety of languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian and Vietnamese. Alongside this collection, Puke Ariki runs a programme
celebrating the variety of cultures living in our community. If you are interested in helping us raise awareness of your culture then please Contact Us!