- A central library - the ‘ Davis’ at Queens Park.
- The Alexander Heritage and Research Library - Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kāuru (where the nationally-renowned Wanganui Collection is housed, along with the Lovegrove Military Archive).
- A suburban cafe library - 'Gonville Cafe Library' in the Gonville Centre, Abbot Street.
- The Suzanne Aubert Library at Jerusalem.
- A Mobile Library, serving schools, rest homes, suburban and rural communities.
- A web site - www.whanganuilibrary.com.
- A mobile library - ensuring the library is always out there, offering the best service possible to everyone in the District.
- A vibrant, innovative web site - the Virtual Branch www.whanganuilibrary.com.
- Early childhood literacy programmes: Pukapukapēpe (for parents and newborns);Tusitala (story-telling and activity programme for preschoolers).
- Programmes of regular visits for Kohanga Reo, primary schools, Kura Kaupapa.
- ‘Leap Ahead!’ a dynamic support collection for emergent readers.
- ‘Te Taurawhiri’ Māori resource collection - includes books, magazines, videos, CDs, CD-ROM and whakapapa research resources.
- A unique, in-depth collection of Heritage Material for Whanganui and New Zealand, including substantial 19th century holdings.
- High interest DVD, CD-ROM, video and CD lending collections.
- International, national and local newspapers, and a leading-edge, contemporary magazine collection.
- Expert information advice and search facilities, including a comprehensive reference collection and support for homework, and public Internet access.
- Dial-the-News facility for those who are sight-impaired.
- Dynamic collections of children’s, teenage and adult novels, and excellent coverage of all areas of community and lifestyle information.
Central (Davis Library):
|Monday||9.30am to 6pm|
|Tuesday||9.30am to 6pm|
|Wednesday||9.30am to 6pm|
|Thursday||9.30am to 6pm|
|Friday||9.30am to 6pm|
|Saturday||10am to 5pm|
Heritage (Alexander Library):
|Monday to Friday||9.30am to 5pm.|
Gonville Cafe Library:
|Monday to Friday||9am to 5pm|
The Mobile Library is on the road for more than 40 hours weekly, with more than 30 scheduled stops.
Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2019 1:02pm