City Centre Library

Porirua City Library is a: digital library; a place for local heritage resources; and a children's library with children's storytime activities. Find our temporary entrance at the corner of Wi Neera drive and Parumoana Street.

Porirua City Library is a: digital library; a place for local heritage resources; and a children's library with children's storytime activities. Find our temporary entrance at the corner of Wi Neera drive and Parumoana Street.

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. We have a temporary entrance on the cnr of Parumoana 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.

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

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

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Free Digital Courses

Free digital courses at Porirua Libraries for our community. Learn how to upskill those technology skills.

Location - at your local library
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Porirua Libraries book clubs

Join us at Whitby, Titahi Bay, Cannons Creek and City Centre Libraries for a fun, theme based library book clubs

Various dates at Whitby, Titahi Bay, Cannons Creek and City Centre Libraries.
Library technology device support

Technology Support

Learn basic computing skills for job seeking. Create a digital C.V or cover letter. Technology drop in sessions available at Porirua City library- Monday to Friday 12 noon till 1 pm.

City Centre Library, 12pm - 1pm, drop in sessions

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 16y to use the internet

  • Colour printing and photocopying is available, A4 size only
  • Black and white A4: 20c 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?

Our normal 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

Public Holiday closing hours

Labour Day Mon 25 October, 2021 closed
Christmas Break December 25 - 28th, 2021 closed
New Year Break January 1 - 4th, 2022 closed