City Centre Library

In the heart of Porirua is Te Ngahere o te Matauranga ki Porirua – The great forest of knowledge at Porirua.

In the heart of Porirua is Te Ngahere o te Matauranga ki Porirua – The great forest of knowledge at Porirua.

The Porirua City Centre Library is located on the corner of Norrie and Parumoana Streets,  in the building we share with Pātaka Art + Museum. We have entrances on Norrie Street and Wi Neera Drive. Two hours' free parking is available in the Te Rauparaha Arena car park, or on the streets around the library.

Visit us


After hours returns can be made through the chute at the rear of the library facing the Harvey Norman car park or the chute on Parumoana Street near the Wi Neera Road roundabout.

Phone (04) 237 1533
Email porirualibrary@poriruacity.govt.nz
Address Corner of Norrie and Parumoana Streets, Porirua City.
Postal Address P O Box 50 218, Porirua City 5240


What's on

Imagine This! 2020/2021 festival programme

School Holiday Programme

We are looking forward the Imagine This! festival, with arts and crafts, singing and story time.

18 December – 15 January 2021
Story world for preschoolers

Story World

Let us be your guide into Story World, where we read the best books aloud, and extend engagement with a simple craft activity for pre-schoolers

City Centre Library, 10.45am, Wednesdays and Fridays, during primary school term time
Baby band

Baby Band

Come along for a tuneful, sociable time with your babies, get with the band! Lift your voice and boogie with your babies.

City Centre Library, 10.30am, Thursdays during school term time

Our opening hours:

Monday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10am – 5.00pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4:00pm