Alert Level 2
The Libraries are open and will be operating under the Level 2 guidelines, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates or visit our Covid-19 page. For up to date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested visit covid19.govt.nz and health.govt.nz.
Below are a series of booklets produced by the Porirua Museum about aspects of Porirua's history. The links take you to the library's catalogue where you can access a digitised version of the booklet.
Porirua has been supporting libraries since the 1940s, relying on volunteers to provide their library fix. Porirua Public Library was officially opened on 11 April 1962 with Cath Mathews as Porirua's first city librarian. Discover the story behind your local library in the booklet below.
Immerse yourself in our rich cultural history at Pātaka Art + Museum. We've got precious taonga to view, and our videos and interactives will transport you to another time and place.
Exhibition: 👉 Whiti Te Rā – The Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira