City Centre Library

Porirua City Library is: a digital library; a place for local heritage resources; a children's library with storytime activities.

Porirua City Library is: a digital library; a place for local heritage resources; a children's library with storytime activities.

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. Two hours' free parking is available in the Te Rauparaha Arena car park, or on the streets around the library.


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

City Center Library Holiday Hours

HOLIDAY Date Status
QUEENS BIRTHDAY Monday 6th June closed
MATARIKI Friday 24th June closed


After hours returns can be made through the chute at the side of the library, heading towards the Arena Fitness Center and Swimming Pools.

Visit us

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

What's on

Book clubs

Book clubs

Join us for fun, theme-based library book clubs at City Centre, Titahi Bay and Whitby.

Various times and locations
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Skinny Jump

Speak to the Library today to find out if you are eligible for Skinny broadband JUMP subsidy

Bookings essential.
Story world for preschoolers

Story World

POSTPONED - We read the best books aloud, and extend engagement with a simple craft activity for pre-schoolers

Wednesdays & Fridays, 10.45am City Centre Library, term time only


Other services

Free wi-fi (Porirua Free)

Free internet access: one computer is 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, A4 size only
  • Black and white A4: 20 cents per page
  • Colour photocopying A4: $1 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?