Whitby Library

Whitby community library, handily located in the Whitby Shopping Centre, Discovery Drive.

Whitby community library, handily located in the Whitby Shopping Centre, Discovery Drive.

Whitby Library Holiday Hours

Holiday Date Status
Saturday before Xmas, Saturday 23 December, Open. 10:30am – 2.00 pm
Christmas & New Year Break, Sunday 24 December till Tuesdays 2 January 2024, Closed
Normal hours resume, Wednesday 3rd January 2024 , Open. 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Our normal opening hours

Parking can be tight, but there's a 👉 regular bus service. You're welcome to take kids and books to the playground next door (make sure the books have been issued first). 

We love nothing better than a box of new books. Our books, magazines, DVDs, puzzles and other holdings are being constantly refreshed, based on your interests. We're always keen to chat, and get suggestions if you'd like something different. 

Monday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 10.30am –12pm then 1pm till 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 2.00 pm

Visit us

Phone (04) 234 8666
Email [email protected]
Address 69C Discovery Drive, Whitby, Porirua City

What's on in Whitby Library

Book clubs

Book clubs

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

Various times and locations
Toddler time at Whitby

Toddler Time Whitby Library

Weekly fix for Preschoolers, stories, songs and rhymes. A different theme every week, playground next door.

Fridays, 10.30am –11am, Whitby Library, term time only
Time for a yarn

Time for a Yarn, Whitby Library

Knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, tatting or anything with yarn or thread.

1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month, 10am–11.30am

Whitby Book Club Monthly themes

- interpret these however you wish 😊

First Thursday of each month, 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

  • December – Theme - Christmas.

Other services

Free wi-fi (Porirua Free)

Free internet access : one computer is available for people over 16 years of age for accessing the internet.

  • Black and white printing A4: 20c per page (even if its double sided)
  • Colour photocopying A4: $1 per page.
  • Colour printing off a USB stick, A4 $1 per page and A3 $2 per page

Are you unable to easily leave your house, due to ill health, permanent disability , recent surgery, or the last stages of pregnancy. We can help. 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 these housebound criteria? Contact the main library, or we can contact them with your details email 👉 [email protected] 👉ph (04) 237 1533

Stamps for the kids

We have a fabulous collection of stamps for the littlies' hands (and arms, and legs, and other arms....) up at the counter.

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