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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.

If you live in urban New Plymouth it will stop near your place every two weeks. 

Mobile Library Service Disruptions

29 May – 28 June 2024

Mobile Library services will be temporarily disrupted in the coming weeks.

We will not be visiting on the following days:

  • 29 May
  • 30 May
  • 31 May
  • 4 June
  • 7 June
  • 10-11 June
  • 18-20 June
  • 26-27 June
  • 28 June

Please check dates carefully before you plan your next visit. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Visiting the Mobile Library

The mobile library holds items for adults and children:

  • fiction and non-fiction
  • large print books
  • audiobooks
  • magazines.


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Can the Mobile Library bring me items from other Puke Ariki libraries?

Yes, any item held at Puke Ariki's libraries can be brought to the Mobile Library. There is no charge for this service. 

If you would like to request an item to be brought to the Mobile Library:

  • find it in the catalogue
  • click on Place Hold and log in with your library card
  • select New Plymouth Mobile Library from the dropdown box.

Can I visit the Mobile Library if I don't have a membership card?

Yes, just bring a form of photo ID with you. Our normal membership rules apply.

Booking the Mobile Library

The Mobile Library can be booked for school, kindergarten and Kohanga Reo visits.

To make an enquiry please contact us.