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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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.
Adult Colouring Club

Mindfulness Colouring Club

Come and join other adults at the colouring club, for a free, relaxing, creative and social activity at Whitby Library.

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

Toddler Time

Calling preschoolers for your weekly fix of stories, songs and rhymes. With a different theme every week and a playground next door.

Whitby Library, 10.30am –11am, Friday's during the school term.

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