Welcome to Porirua Library
We are preparing a new version of the online catalogue - try our new catalogue here
This website has a description of Porirua Library and its branches, our location and hours, news and events, and the services we provide.
Our main phone number is (04) 237 1533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Porirua summer is upon us, and at Porirua Libraries that means it’s time for A-Long Hot Summer Story Festival, returning for its sensational eighth year to entertain children aged 3-12 and their families over the school holidays. There are lots of chances to attend events, win prizes, and visit every one of our fabulous branches. You can read all about it at the dedicated festival page, and you won’t want to leave Porirua when you have!
TITAHI BAY BRANCH - Temporary closure
Due to black mould, Titahi Bay Library is out of action until further notice. We’ll update this page when we have a date for the branch’s re-opening. Thanks for your patience while we get it sorted.
Book Club in a Bag
Like to run a Book Club? Well, now you can borrow 10 copies of selected titles for six weeks. Your bag also includes discussion questions and author background information. Find out more here.
Who Else Writes Like
Guide to fiction authors (Requires your Library Card number to login)
Click HERE for the Children's Library services and events.
The old SMART catalogue function has been added to our normal catalogue, you can now access all of the SMART libraries collections from the Porirua catalogue!
When you do a search of the Porirua catalogue the results screen will include a link to try your search across all of the SMART libraries.
Porirua Library's ebook and audiobook catalogue
With ePukapuka, it is free to read ebooks and listen to downloadable audiobooks. You can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer or ereader (but please note that our ebook service is NOT compatible with the Kindle.)
You will need a PIN or password added to your library account to use ePukapuka. Please ask a librarian to do this for you.
Go to our Ebooks and Audiobooks webpage to find out how to use ePukapuka.
Meet Libby – the new app from Overdrive that makes reading or listening to digital books even easier. Just download, install and sign in once to borrow digital books on smartphones, tablets and Windows 10 PCs.
Porirua City operates one central library in the Porirua Central Business District, and four branch libraries at Cannons Creek, Pukerua Bay, Titahi Bay and Whitby. Visit the Hours & Locations page to see our opening hours, and to view Google location maps of our central and branch libraries.
The library holds an extensive and current collection of books and magazines as well as a range of other items.
Collections held in the Porirua Library include comprehensive Local Heritage, Genealogy and Maori/Pacific Island collections as well as DVDs, CDs, best-sellers and large print books. Visit our Services or Collections pages for more information about the library collections and what we can do for you.
Porirua residents and ratepayers can join the library FREE.
Visit our Membership page for full details on how to join the library and borrow items.