Wairoa Centennial Library

Welcome to our Library, your doorway to relaxation and information.

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Join the Library

All Wairoa District residents can join the library free of charge. To register, please fill out and print the registration form, and bring it to the library with your identification and proof of residential address (i.e. a recent bank statement, bill etc.) Alternatively, you can apply onlineChildren under 18 years must have their application signed by a parent or caregiver. Businesses/Schools that wish to join the library need to fill out Application for Business Membership.

If you wish to only use our eInfo or eBooks then, apply for eAccess by emailing us with your name and your membership number (it is on your library card.)

eBooks -  Wheelers ePlatformeplatform

We are part of a consortium of libraries with shared access to eBook collection. NZ Libraries ebook collection are buying EBooks to share so that we can increase your choice. To log in to the portal to the collection you need your library card number but first you need to contact the library to get a password.

We use the Wheelers ePlatform lending facility. On this website you will be able to checkout and download eBooks in epub and pdf formats. eBooks can be viewed online or downloaded to a compatible portable device. In most instances to read a loan eBook you will first need an application downloaded to your device (e.g. computer, reader or smartphone).

Further details are available on the Wheelers ePlatform website. Library eBook titles are encrypted with DRM (Digital Rights Management). To read DRM protected eBooks you may have to enter an Adobe ID on the device you want to use. This instructional video will help you to set you device up for eAccess.

Wairoa Online

You can do a lot online these days, including here on our Wairoa Library Website

To check if the library holds a copy of a book you can search our online database - Click on the bookcase


 You can change the filters, if you find the Wairoa Public Library does not hold the title you are interested in, to see if any other library in NZ holds it. We can interloan titles from other libraries in NZ (at a fixed cost stated below), so contact us to enquire whether it is possible for the title you are interested in.

To access you account - Follow these simple steps in the link below 


You can request or re-set your password - Create-your-password-online.pdf, while doing this please ensure that we have your current email address by clicking here - Update your email address now

 Through completing the steps above, you can also renew your books online.

General Information


Books are issued for three weeks.

Best-Sellers Books are issued for 10 days at a cost of $4.00 each

Best-Seller Dvds and Magazines are issued for 7 days at a cost of $1.00 each


All Library material* can be renewed:

  • by telephone 838 8450 (day or night- just leave a message)
  • txt 027 376 2717
  • e-mail
  • by bringing the book into the library. Books can be returned after hours through the slot in the rear of the building.

*Inter-loaned, Best- Sellers and reserved materials will need to be discussed with staff as fees apply.

The maximum number of consecutive renewals is 3, after which the materials will have to be brought in.

You can also renew your books online

Services to Schools

Businesses/Schools that wish to join the library need to fill out Application for Business Membership.

Teachers can request class books by completing request of resources form

Teachers can contact our Children's Librarian at

Fees and Charges

Overdue charges:

  • $2 administration fee per letter sentDog
  • $1 per text/phone/email message
  • $0.30 per day per adults book
  • $0.20 per day per children's book
  • $1 per day per bestseller book
  • $0.50 per day per bestseller magazine
  • $50 suspended account reactivation

Other charges:

  • Lost Book - Charges As Per Purchase Cost Plus Administration Fee
  • Lost Card-$2.50 per replacement
  • Holds $1 per item

Inter-Loan charges:

  • Handling fee-$5.00
  • Inter-Loans from libraries that charge an additional fee-$15.00

Research Services:

  • $30 per hour with first 15 mins free

Photocopying/Printing/Scanning charges:

  • Photocopying/Printing (B&W) A4 single sided-$0.30
  • Photocopying/Printing (B&W) A4 double sided-$0.60
  • Photocopying/Printing (B&W) A3 single sided-$0.45
  • Photocopying/Printing (B&W) A3 double sided-$0.90
  • Photocopying/Printing (Colour) A4 single sided-$0.75
  • Photocopying/Printing (Colour) A4 double sided-$1.50
  • Photocopying/Printing (Colour) A3 single sided-$1.50
  • Photocopying/Printing (Colour) A3 double sided-$3.00
  • Scanning to email or USB (each 5 page increment)-$1.00
  • Self-service scanning to email or USB-FREE

Withdrawn Stock:

  • Hardback-$1.00
  • Paperback-$0.50

We Have

Free Internet Options

Aotearoa People's Network KaharoaWairoa Public Library provides free computing and Internet access via the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK).

APNK desktop PCs are available for customer use and are installed with a range of software:  Chrome, Skype and Microsoft Office Online Suite. (Microsoft account is essential for access). Each APNK Chrome Station has USB ports and an audio port for customer headsets (please bring your own).

Free ANPK Wifi access is also available during library opening hours.

Use of the computers is on a first come, first served basis. At busy times a limit of 30 mins per session applies. Bookings are advised. Please ask a staff member or call 8388450 to book a 30 mins session.

Black and white, A4 printing is available from PCs at a cost of 30c per page.

When you are using library computers you should not:

  • attempt to violate our computer system security
  • do anything illegal, infringe copyright or view offensive material.
  • disturb other people's use of the library.

Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa reserves the right to prevent access to objectionable material.

See also Wairoa Public Library's Internet Access Policy. Customers breaching these policies may be banned from using library computers.

New Books

Our Best-Sellers are constantly being updated, so check out our list - here



Book Catalogue

Click on the bookcase to access Wairoa Library Online.

Click on the bookcase to find out what print titles the library holds.

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