The Library is organised into three areas – Adults, Children’s & Teens’, and Community Spaces. In the Adults area you will find books, music, DVDs and spaces to study or relax. In the Children’s and Teens’ area are books, DVDs and couches for reading with your kids. The Community Spaces include computers, noticeboards, magazines and newspapers, displays, study tables, and performance areas.
Nonfiction: Our extensive nonfiction collection is organized into eight living rooms which group related material together, shelved by Dewey Decimal numbering.
Magazines: We hold around 100 magazine titles on a range of subjects from home and garden to fashion and current affairs. All magazines are issued for one week only.
Fiction: Shelved by author surname, stickers on the spines help to identify what genre titles belong to. Bookmarks are also available to give suggestions for authors who write in a similar vein.
Large Print and Audiobooks: We provide large print editions of many popular fiction and nonfiction titles as well as audiobooks for the visually impaired or for long drives in the car.
eBooks and Digital Audiobooks: We have a growing collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks available via our website – these can be downloaded straight to your PC at home or mobile device.
Newspapers: We hold a selection of daily national newspapers which are kept for two months. Check out Press Reader online via our website for more New Zealand papers and others from around the world.
Microfiche: We have a collection of Microfiche resources that are well used by genealogists and family history enthusiasts.
Children’s & Teens’ Collections
Picture Books: Ideal for preschool and early primary school-aged children, including board books for babies and toddlers and big books for reading out loud. We also have a small selection of music CDs for preschoolers.
Children’s and Teen Fiction and Nonfiction: We have a large collection of fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens. In the Teen nonfiction you will find a selection of study guides.
Children’s and Teen Audiobooks: We have a selection of DVDs and audiobooks catering for ages from preschool through to teen.
Children’s eBooks and Digital Audiobooks: We have a growing collection of children’s eBooks and digital audiobooks available via our website – these can be downloaded straight to your PC at home or mobile device.
Children’s DVDs: In our children’s library you will also find children’s DVDs – great for those rainy days during the holidays.
View the Library’s Collection Development Policy