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As directed by the NZ Government, we have closed all our library facilities in the district until further notice. You can still get in touch with us by calling 03 433 0850 and leaving a message, or by email:

  • APNK - free public wifi is now off at the Ōamaru, Palmerston & Kurow library sites. For more information, please refer to the Waitaki District Council's Pandemic Response page as listed in the link below.
  • You can now also access films and documentaries via our new Beamafilm digital streaming platform, as well as the thousands of ebooks,e-audio books and e-magazines we have online. All these services are listed on the left hand-side of this page. Remember to have your library card number and password ready (your first name in lower case). If you don't have a library card please ring us or email us and we will get you sorted - OR, you can try registering for a digital library card HERE.

    Please also note:

  • All items issued before 20/03/2020 are now due on 28/04/2020
  • If you cannot renew your books, dvds, audiobooks, etc., please keep a hold of the items. We will sort things out when we go back to Level 1. Remember, you will not be charged fines.
  • There are no overdue fines or fees incurring
  • All After Hour Bins are now closed. Please keep all library items at your home until we are open again.
  • For all COVID-19 Waitaki District Council updates, please go to: Waitaki District Council's Pandemic Response page
  • If you have questions about COVID-19 call the Ministry of Health's dedicated number 0800 358 5453 or go to COVID-19 webpage