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Updated Thursday 21 May

The Mobile Library will remain closed under Level 2.

Puke Ariki Library and Community Libraries are open to the public under the safe working rules for Alert Level 2.

If you have questions about our services during this time please visit our Latest Information FAQs.

Puke Ariki's Mobile Library brings books to you!

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. 

Did you notice the friendly Ruru at the top of the page? That means this page features in our online scavenger hunt. To find out more or to start the hunt check out Online Scavenger Hunt.

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 a $1.50 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 and a proof of address. 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 complete the contact us form or phone 06 759 6060.