City Centre Library

We are open 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 4:00pm Sunday. 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.

We are open 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 4:00pm Sunday. 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.

Visit us

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.


Our opening hours:

Main Library 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

What's on at City Centre Library

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

At City Centre Library Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.45am, during primary school term time, from June 17, 2020. Due to limited space, please contact bee.trudgeon@poriruacity.govt.nz if you intend to bring a group, as we may be able to accommodate you at another time.
Baby band

Baby Band

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

Thursdays at 10.30AM, during primary school term time, from June 18, 2020. Due to limited space, please contact bee.trudgeon@poriruacity.govt.nz if you intend to bring a group, as we may be able to accommodate you at another time.
Tuia te reo @ central library

Tuia Te Reo – knit & kōrero

Do you like knitting? Are you interested in speaking Te Reo Māori? Tuia Te Reo is a knitting circle that meets once a month at Porirua City Centre Library.

City Centre Library from May 2019

Special collections & services at this library

Contact us

Street address:
Corner of Norrie and Parumoana Streets, Porirua City.

Postal address: 
P O Box 50 218, Porirua City 5240

Email: porirualibrary@poriruacity.govt.nz
Telephone: (04) 237 1533
Fax: (04) 237 7320