Collections

In addition to all the things you'd normally find in a library – like thousands of books, CDs and DVDs – we have some special collections here in Porirua.

Young People 

From tots to teens, we're here to support everyone at all stages of learning and reading. Help tamariki get started on a life-long love of words and stories, facts and fiction, books, movies, puzzles and music.

Heritage 

Porirua Library is the place to go to discover Porirua's history, its people and places and your own family origins.

Māori & Pacific Collections 

Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa. Come and explore our vibrant cultures of Te Moana-nui-a Kiwa.

E-books & audio books 

Take your favourite authors with you with ePukapuka. Grab some ebooks or downloadable audio books, pop the app on your device and you're good to go. We've got CDs as well, if you're a bit more old school.

Book Club in a Bag 

Start your own book club. Our handy Book Club in a Bag has everything you need – from books to discussion questions.

Research resources 

It's not just about the books here at Porirua Library. We also subscribe to databases and research tools from around the world and curate a list of useful websites.