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Wellington City Libraries

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Ngā Whare Pukapuka i Te Whanganui-a-tara Public Libraries in Wellington

There are 12 public libraries in Wellington for you to use. Sometimes they are called library branches. Your library card can be used at all of them but some do not have books on every subject. Library staff are there to help you find what you need.

Central Library
The library with the most books is in the City at 65 Victoria Street, by Civic Square. All buses running through the Central City will come within one block (use Willis Street bus stop), or there is a car park underneath (off Harris Street). It is open:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-8:30pm; Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm.
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Newtown Library
Has lots of books, newspapers and magazines in different languages. It is at 13 Constable Street, Newtown. The nearest bus stop is in the Newtown Shops or there is free 20-minute car parking. It is open:
Monday to Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-12:30pm.
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Other libraries have books in different languages. They are:

Johnsonville Library
Address: 5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville. It has lots of free parking close to the library. It is open:

Monday to Thursday 10am-5:30pm; Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.
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Karori Library
Address: 247 Karori Road, Karori.

Monday to Wednesday, Friday 9.30am-6pm; Thursday 9.30am-8pm; Saturday 9.30am-4pm.
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Miramar library
The library is situated at 68 Miramar Ave, which is the main road into Miramar, and the entrance is right opposite the NZ Post shop. There is plenty of free parking close by.

It is open Monday 10am-8pm Tuesday to Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-12:30pm.
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Ruth Gotlieb library (Kilbirnie)
Address: 101 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie. It has lots of free parking close to the library. It is open:

Monday to Wednesday, Friday 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.
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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

More information on all the Wellington public libraries


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