What's happening

Libraries are OPEN and operating under the Level 2 guidelines. We are following Government guidelines and ask everyone to do the same. Wash hands, stay safe, wear a mask. and 2m social distance.

School Holiday Programme 

Porirua Libraries October School Holiday programme. Come along on the Great New Zealand Reading Road Trip.

Book a Librarian 

Individual assistance with using any library service like: ebook apps such as Libby or BorrowBox; freefilms from Beamafilm; accessing GivUS and GivMe funding databases; renewing and reserving online; searching the catalogue.

Available Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 5pm. We can meet you in any of our branches.

Job Seekers Support 

Porirua library job hunting and seeking support, covering CV writing, cover letters, job interviews

Porirua City Library, Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm

Social English 

Improve your English conversation at our Social English speaking skills sessions

Online - email us for a meeting link: shamila.gurr@poriruacity.govt.nz

Non-fiction club 

Welcome to our monthly discussion group, covering the world of ideas in our non-fiction collection!

Last Tuesday of each month, 10.30am - 11.30am online till alert level 1. Email for the meeting link: shamila.gurr@poriruacity.govt.nz

Porirua Libraries book clubs 

Join us online for a fun, theme based library book clubs

Online, various times - Email a request for the meeting link: shamila.gurr@poriruacity.govt.nz

Technology Support 

Help with Office software, install and use apps on your phone, tablet or device, manage social media, photos, understand online shopping and online banking.

Drop in to City Centre Library between 12pm - 1pm, or book a time between 10am- 5pm, Mon-Fri. For booked appointments, we can meet you in any of our branch libraries.

Free Digital Courses 

Free digital courses at Porirua Libraries for our community. Learn how to upskill those technology skills.

Location - at your local library

Skinny Jump 

Speak to the Library today to find out if you are eligible for Skinny broadband JUMP subsidy

We can set this up remotely, at Delta level 2. Email noha.ibrahim@poriruacity.govt.nz

Baby Band 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Come along for a tuneful, sociable time with your babies, get with the band! Lift your voice and boogie with your babies.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] City Centre Library, 10.30am, Thursdays, school term time

Toddler Time 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Calling preschoolers for your weekly fix of stories, songs and rhymes. With a different theme every week and a playground next door.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Whitby Library, 10.30am –11am, Fridays during the school term.

Story World 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Let us be your guide into Story World, we read the best books aloud, and extend engagement with a simple craft activity for pre-schoolers

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] City Centre Library, 10.45am, Wednesdays & Fridays, term time

Cannons Creek Coding Club 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Free, learn how to code with Scratch! at your Cannons Creek Library coding club

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Cannons Creek, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, Thursdays.

Cannons Creek Library Avengers 

[ Avengers group POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Kids become library superheroes, getting to know all about books and libraries, gaining skills and having fun on their way to the Wall of Fame.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Cannons Creek Library, after school or during school holidays.

Ukulele Fun 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Want to learn to play the ukulele in a fun, relaxed way, head down to the Titahi Bay Library.

[ POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Titahi Bay Library, Thursday 3.30 -4.00pm

Mindfulness Colouring Club 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Come and join other adults at the colouring club, for a free, relaxing, creative and social activity at Whitby Library.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Whitby Library, 1.30pm - 2.30pm, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

Time for a Yarn 

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, tatting or anything that involves yarn or thread and join us for a cuppa and a yarn.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Whitby Library, 10 – 11.30am, 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month