News From The Library

Easter Hours

Our Libraries will be closed for the Easter public holidays 18-21 April.

Paeroa and Waihi will be closed on Saturday 19th but will have extended opening hours on Thursday 17 April - opening from 9.30am and closing 5.30pm (Ngatea Library will open their normal hours)


All of our Libraries will be closed on Friday 25 April for ANZAC Day


Two competitions, Be the Book and I'm an Illustrator are being run by the Hamilton City Libraries and are open to all children and young adults from Hamilton City, Waikato District and King Country libraries.

The competitions are in conjunction with the New Zealand Post Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards 2014.
Find out more

New Waihi Library & Council Service Centre is now open

Pop in to check out our wonderful new building at 40 Rosemont Road.

Waihi Library & Council Service Centre

Cutting the cake at the official opening

Deputy Mayor Bruce Gordon and former Library Manager Norma Aiken cut the official opening cake.

Creative books

Do you borrow creative books, crafts, cooking, etc? Why not bring in your creations to show our librarians who will be keen to take photos or perhaps even offer to taste test the occasional cooking treat.
Patchwork bags
One clever reader borrowed the book Patchwork Bags and brought in her finished products to show us.

New Orders

Choose a group to see titles we have recently ordered

Just Arrived

Choose a group to see which titles are new to the library

Reading at the library

Access your library's online resources today

Your library's resources are as easy to use as the Internet, without the hassle or risk.

Did you know that fewer than 10% of search-engine results offer relevant research information?

Wikipedia and other user-generated sites can be a starting point for research, but even Wikipedia warns it "makes no guarantee of validity".

Your library's online resources contain only authentic, expert-chosen books, images, newspapers, magazines, audio/video and interactive tools. You can trust the content.
See our full list of online resources.

We've gone digital!

Our ebook and audiobook download service using OverDrive has been live for a while now and is proving popular.

Click below to find out more about using OverDrive:

Print Disabilities Service

The National Library's Print Disabilities Service offers audio books to adults, young adults and children who have a print disability. Find out more

Great news for Paeroa Library users

Work on the new Paeroa library will be started in 2014!
The new building will be located on the corner of Mackay and Willoughby Streets (opposite the main entrance to the domain).

Currently in the Paeroa library we are asking for your ideas for the new library, so please come on in and write them down and have it displayed for everyone to see.

Readers Choice Reviews

Read the comments on our latest selection of Readers Choice Reviews. You can even add your own comments on a book you have read.

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