Have your say on the future of the Central Library

In 2016, the Central Library building will be 25 years old and it’s time to consider refreshing it. The library landscape is changing rapidly now. We want to ensure that we remain a high performing library for our customers.

Wellington City Council is keen to hear from the community, their ideas, opinions and feedback on refreshing the internal design of the building.

People can provide their feedback by either
a) filling in an online feedback form
b) complete one of the printed feedback forms at any Wellington city library
c) attend one of the following public meetings:
Saturday 28 November 12-2pm,
Wednesday 2 December from 7pm or
Thursday 3 December 12-2pm and from 7pm.

These will all be held at the Mezzanine meeting room, Central Library.

To be included as part of this first feedback phase, please make your comments by 11 December 2015. Thank you. We really appreciate your input into this initial phase to prepare a design brief.


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3 thoughts on “Have your say on the future of the Central Library”

  1. The staff are great: they are engaged, informed and efficient, the collection is fabulous with great depth of coverage and bountiful shelves full of books. So what could improve this wonderful library – more light getting in, more primary colours in the decor to bounce light around internally, more light in Clark’s restaurant as on a dull day it’s a tad gloomy. Please do not fall into the current fad of only having the shelves two thirds full it might be current theory and practice in some quarters but really I don’t think borrowers like it it makes the spaces in the library look too austere. Additionally love the way that on the stickers by the returns there is so much praise for the library – it must make your hearts sing.

  2. Love the library as it is apart from one small thing – the cafe upstairs is rather dark. Feels warm and cosy in the winter but not so inviting in the summer months when more light and some greenery would be welcome. Some more 10 minute parks outside, for book returns, would also be good.

  3. Titurangi Public Library had a small children’s collection of children’s classic novels (not necessarily in print), which allowed a very good experience for parents to revisit their old favorites to pass on to their children. 🙂

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