Welcome to Porirua Library

This website has a description of Porirua Library and its branches, our location and hours, news and events, and the services we provide.

Our main phone number is (04) 237 1533 or email circulations@pcc.govt.nz

Labour Day Monday 24 October:

Porirua Main Library and all branches will be closed.

Whitby Library temporary closure

Please note: Whitby Library will be closed for internal painting in October. 
From Monday 17 to Tuesday 25 October, the library will close completely.
Books can be returned as normal during this time.
Reservations will need to be collected from the main library.

Early closure on 26 October

On Wednesday 26 October, Porirua Main Library will close at 4.00pm for the First Triennial Council Meeting.

Who Else Writes Like

Guide to fiction authors (Requires your Library Card number to login)

Cannons Creek Pre-School Story Time

Fridays at 10:15 to 11:00am at Cannons Creek Library (Cannons Creek Shops, opposite Cannons Creek School)

A pre-school story time, for children to enjoy with their parents and caregivers.

Come along and join us for a fun time of stories, songs and a bit of a boogie. Free of charge.

Any queries, contact Gina Miller, Cannons Creek Library on (04) 237 8354.

SMART Catalogue

Access the collaborative SMART library catalogue HERE


Image for eBooks and audiobooks.

You need a valid library card with a PIN number to use this service. You can speak with the library staff to get a PIN added to your card.

To check if your e-reader is compatible with this service check here : http://www.overdrive.com/drc/, our e-book service is NOT compatible with the Kindle.

E-books and downloadable Audio Books now at Porirua Library. Click on the image link above, or go to our digital item service at http://www.epukapuka.org.


Logo for Zinio

Zinio is an electronic magazine service that allows library members to read digital copies of print magazines. Magazines are available for viewing online and offline via Zinio Reader apps for PC, Mac. iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire.

To get started, visit the Porirua Library Zinio Collection page and read our Quick Start Guide or for more help, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Libraries

Image of interior of Porirua Library.

Porirua City operates one central library in the Porirua Central Business District, and four branch libraries at Cannons Creek, Pukerua Bay, Titahi Bay and Whitby. Visit the Hours & Locations page to see our opening hours, and to view Google location maps of our central and branch libraries.

The library holds an extensive and current collection of books and magazines as well as a range of other items.

Collections held in the Porirua Library include comprehensive Genealogy and Maori/Pacific Island collections as well as DVDs, CDs, best-sellers and large print books. Visit our Services or Collections pages for more information about the library collections and what we can do for you.

Porirua residents and ratepayers can join the library FREE.

Visit our Membership page for full details on how to join the library and borrow items.


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Hours and Location

Link to Library Hours page. Link to Library Location Maps page.


Catalogue and Login

Search Library Catalogue.



Click to go to the Library Facebook page.

Click to go to Pinterest.


Click to go to Zinio.