Notice: We expect disruption to Waitara Library’s Council services for the foreseeable future.
Spark is addressing the internet connectivity issues and we’ll be working together to make sure we’re up and running as soon as possible. Services at our Puke Ariki and other Community Libraries will still be available to use. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep you up to date with any changes.
Click & Collect Service
If you are unable to visit one of the NPDC Libraries, you can borrow a bag of books with our click and collect service.Read more
New What's On out now!
Find out about all the great programmes, activities and exhibitions that are on at Puke Ariki from September to November in our What's On guide.Read now
eBooks and eAudiobooks
We have a great selection of books you can read and listen to online.Read more
Watch movies, documentaries and kids shows for free using Kanopy and Beamafilm.Read more
Puke Ariki Library
Puke Ariki Library is located in the centre of New Plymouth. Explore:
- our excellent books, DVDs, newspapers and magazines
- our Discover It! area for the kids
- the Taranaki Research Centre / Te Pua Wānanga o Taranaki
- our community services and activities.
Find out about visiting Puke Ariki Library.
Our Community Libraries
Bell Block Library and Service Centre
Bell Block Library and Service Centre - Opening Hours, What's On, Library Services, Council Services, Digital LibraryRead more
Inglewood Library and Service Centre
Inglewood Library and Service Centre - Opening Hours, What's On, Library Services, Council Services, Digital LibraryRead more
The mobile library does a rural route and an urban route around the New Plymouth district. It visits schools as far north as Tongaporutu and as far south as Ratapiko.Read more
Ōākura Library - Opening Hours, What's On, Library Services, Digital LibraryRead more
Urenui Library - Opening Hours, What's On, Library Services, Digital LibraryRead more