Puke Ariki Library Closure

Updated Tuesday 24 March

NPDC has reviewed Puke Ariki operations following the Government’s announcement on the COVID-19 alert level, all Puke Ariki and Community Library facilities are closed until further notice.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience but we know our customers will understand this is an unprecedented situation and safety comes first.

During this time, we invite you to experience Puke Ariki from home and discover our digital library collections and the museum’s online resources.

You will find more information about protecting yourself, your colleagues, and your whānau on the Ministry of Health website   

If you have questions about our services while we are closed please visit our Latest Information FAQs.


Opening Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Public Holidays

Puke Ariki Library is closed on public holidays. 


Getting Here

Puke Ariki Library is located in Ariki Street.

Entrances

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.

Parking

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 $1 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.

Buses

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


Accessibility


Facilities and Amenities


Membership

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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 

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