City Centre Library

Porirua City Library is a digital library, a place for local heritage resources, and a children’s library with storytime activities.

Porirua City Library is a digital library, a place for local heritage resources, and a children’s library with storytime activities.

City Centre Hours

Public holiday Date Status
Good Friday. Friday 29 March 2024. Closed.
Easter Monday. Monday 1 April 2024. Closed.
Anzac Day. Thursday 25 Apr 2024. Closed.
Monarch's Official Birthday. Monday 3 June 2024. Closed.
Matariki. Friday 28 June 2024. Closed.
Labour Day. Monday 28th October 2024. Closed.
Christmas Day. Wednesday 25th December 2024. Closed.
Boxing Day. Thursday 26th December 2024. Closed.

Opening hours

Porirua Library 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. Three hours free parking is available in the Te Rauparaha Arena car park.

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 10 am – 5pm
Sunday 12 noon – 4pm


After hours returns can be made through the chute at the side of the library, heading towards Te Rauparaha Arena.

Visit us

Phone (04) 237 1533
Email [email protected]
Address Corner of Norrie and Parumoana Streets, Porirua City
Postal Address PO Box 50 218, Porirua City 5240


Other services @ City Centre Library

Free wi-fi ( log into Porirua Free)

Free internet access: six computer are available for accessing the internet. Permission from an adult caregiver is needed, for people under 16 years to use the internet.

Colour printing and photocopying is available

  • Black and white A4: 20 cents per page
  • Black and white A3: 20 cents per page
  • Colour photocopying A4: $1 per page.
  • Colour photocopying A3: $2 per page

If you are unable to easily leave your house, due to ill health, permanent disability or recent surgery, we will select books or audiobooks on your behalf, and deliver them to and collect them from your home. There is no charge for this service. 👉Do you meet one of the housebound criteria?

👉There’s always something happening at your local library. We’d love you to join us for holiday programmes, knitting, preschool activities and more.