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
Good Friday. Friday 29 March 2024. Closed.
Easter Monday. Monday 1 April 2024. Closed.
Anzac Day. Thursday 25 Apr 2024. Closed.
Monarch's Official Birthday. Monday 3 June 2024. Closed.
Matariki. Friday 28 June 2024. Closed.
Labour Day. Monday 28th October 2024. Closed.
Christmas Day. Wednesday 25th December 2024. Closed.
Boxing Day. Thursday 26th December 2024. Closed.

Library Programme start dates

  • Time for a Yarn Thursday 15 February at 10am–11.30am

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

  • Coding Club Tuesday 5th March at 3.30pm - 4.30 pm.

Then every Tuesday after school, 3.30pm - 4.30 pm.

  • Whitby Library Book Club Thursday 7th March, the first reading theme is " Own choice" at 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Then the first Thursday of each month, 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

  • Toddler Time Friday 8th March at 10.30am –11am.

Then every Friday, 10.30am –11am.

Our normal opening hours

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.

Starts Friday 8th March at 10.30am –11am. Then every Friday, 10.30am –11am, 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.

Time for a yarn - every 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month, 10am–11.30am


Whitby Book Club Monthly themes

Starts Thursday 7th March, the first reading theme is " Own choice" at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- interpret these however you wish 😊

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

  • March - Own choice 😊
  • April - Seasons
  • May - Rural / Outback
  • June - Book to film
  • July - Food
  • August -Own Choice
  • September - New Zealand
  • October - Beach
  • November - Mystery
  • December - 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.