Library Notice: Wi-fi and Print Outages

We’re updating our wi-fi across our Puke Ariki and Community Libraries throughout March. To make the changes we need there will be some temporary outages effecting the wi-fi and printing services. You’ll still have access to speedy, free wi-fi but you will need to sign in with us again once the updates are made. Changes for Puke Ariki Library are scheduled for the week of 3 April.

Find out more

Opening Hours

Mon 27 Mar

9:00AM – 6:00PM

Tue 28 Mar

9:00AM – 6:00PM

Wed 29 Mar

9:00AM – 8:00PM

Thu 30 Mar

9:00AM – 6:00PM

Fri 31 Mar

9:00AM – 6:00PM

Sat 01 Apr

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Sun 02 Apr

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Getting Here

Puke Ariki Library is located in Ariki Street.


The main entrance to Puke Ariki Library is from Ariki Street. There is also an entrance to the museum from St Aubyn Street.

The museum and library are joined by an overbridge that crosses Ariki Street, so it doesn’t matter which entrance you come in through you can get to any part of the building.


There is a paid car park located underneath the museum. It has space for cars and campervans. There are two mobility car parks.

There is 15 minute parking in front of the museum on St Aubyn Street.

The parking in the paid car park is $2 per hour 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. It is free to park in New Plymouth District Council car parks on Sunday. You can pay for parking with:

  • Coins
  • Paywave
  • Credit card
  • Paymypark app

There is more parking throughout the central city. Information on other car parks is available through New Plymouth District Council.


Most New Plymouth bus routes stop near Puke Ariki. Information on routes and timetables is available from Taranaki Regional Council.


What's On

Facilities and Amenities


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Membership to all our libraries is free for Taranaki residents. You can find out more at:

Library Services

Discover It!

Cruise down the ramp to Discover It into our wonderful kids area. You can chill out down here with friends or explore all our great books and displays. 

We have:

  • loads of books, audiobooks and DVDs for preschoolers to teens
  • puzzles and games
  • computers for fun and work
  • the famous surfing game!
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Eating and Drinking

Digital Library

No matter where you live all our members can access our excellent digital library.

All our eBooks and eAudiobooks are listed in the catalogue.

You can also access newspapers, magazines and research databases.

Digital Library