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. 


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

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Book clubs

Join us online for a fun, theme based library book clubs at some of your local libraries; City Centre, Titahi Bay and Whitby.

Various times and locations
Adult Colouring Club

Mindfulness Colouring Club

POSTPONED - Join other adults at the colouring club, for a free, relaxing, creative and social activity at Whitby Library.

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm - 2.30pm, Whitby Library
Toddler time at Whitby

Toddler Time

POSTPONED - 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


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


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


Public Holiday closing hours

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


Stamps for the kids

We don't stamp books anymore, but we do have a fabulous collection of stamps for the littlies' hands (and arms, and legs, and other arms....) up at the counter for use when we are at Covid level 1.