Libraries

Book time at the Gonville Library

Whanganui’s public libraries are freely open to everyone.

We have more than 100,000 books, magazines and DVDs together with a host of eBooks and eMagazines for you to enjoy; free unlimited wifi; and free-to-use desktop computers.

The libraries run holiday programmes and events throughout the year for children and families. They also look after our community’s memories and enable people to discover and connect with their own and their community’s stories.

We run the Davis Library and the Alexander Library in Pukenamu Queen's Park; Gonville Library at 44 Abbot Street; Hakeke Street Library at 65 Hakeke Street; Rangiora Street Library at 10 Rangiora Street; and the Suzanne Aubert Library at Jerusalem.

In addition our mobile library visits schools and rest homes, and services suburban and rural communities; and the Library Home Service brings the library to those who can’t get out to our venues.

You can search the collection, reserve and renew books and manage your library account through the library website.

Visit the library website

Hours

Davis Library:

Day Time
Monday 9.30am-6pm
Tuesday 9.30am-6pm
Wednesday 9.30am-6pm
Thursday 9.30am-6pm
Friday 9.30am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-3pm

Alexander Library - Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru:

Day Time
Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm

Gonville Library: 

Day Time
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Hakeke Street Library:

Day Time
Monday to Friday 9am-1pm

Rangiora Street Library:

Day Time
Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday   10am-2pm

Mobile Library:

The Mobile Library is on the road for more than 40 hours weekly, with more than 30 scheduled stops.