Discover Porirua's history with local heritage resources like newspapers, maps, photographs, Porirua history booklets and the genealogy resource collection.

Local heritage resource centre

The City Centre Library is the place to go when you are looking for information about Porirua's history. Discover newspapers, maps, photographs and so much more.

Porirua's history – what's the story?

Want to find information about Porirua's history in a hurry? Here are some resources from the City Centre Library's heritage collection to help get you started.

Genealogy resource collection

A friendly area in the City Centre Library with a comprehensive collection of materials for family history research, and computers which provide access to Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive. The service is free and everyone is welcome.