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.

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. 


Our normal opening hours

Monday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 10.30am – 5.00pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)
Saturday 10:30am – 2.00 pm

Whitby Library Holiday Hours

HOLIDAY Date Status
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Monday 26th September Closed
Labour Day Monday 4th October Closed
Christmas & New Year Break Sat 24th Dec - Tue 3rd Jan Closed

Visit us

Phone (04) 234 8666
Email whitby.library@poriruacity.govt.nz
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

Restarting in June - 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

Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, tatting or anything with yarn or thread.

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

Whitby Book Club

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

Monthly themes for 2022 - interpret these however you wish 😊

  • January – the sea
  • February – love
  • March – smell
  • April - time
  • May - music
  • June - new beginnings
  • July - out of your comfort zone
  • August - biography
  • September - crime 😊
  • October - climate change
  • November - saving the world
  • December - confronting the past

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 👉 porirualibrary@poriruacity.govt.nz 👉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.