Libraries

oamaru public library building front view. 

Waitaki Libraries is your place to relax, enjoy, think, and take your mind on a journey. We have a free lending collection and a small number of rental collections. Library members can request an item from any of the libraries in the Waitaki District Libraries collective. We offer free internet access at the Oamaru, Palmerston and Kurow libraries. For more information please visit Waitaki District Libraries website.  

Contact information

Postal address: PO Box 134, Oamaru 9444.

Phone: +64 3 433 0850 | Email: library@waitaki.govt.nz

Locations and opening hours

62 Thames Street, Oamaru.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Thursday10 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday10 am - 12.30 pm

54 Tiverton Street, Palmerston. (This is also our Waihemo office.)

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesd ay, Wednesday and Friday8.30 am - 5 pm
Thursday8.30 am - 4 pm

Kurow Community Library and Waitaki Valley School library share the same building at Waitaki Valley School, Settlement Road, Kurow.

Opening hours:

Monday 1 pm - 3.30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday1 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm - 8.30 pm
Friday1 pm - 3 pm
Saturday10.30 am - 12.00 pm


Hampden community library is located in the Hampden Hall on the main road.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, SundayClosed
Thursday2 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday, Saturday 10 am - 12 noon


Otematata library is located in the Otematata Lakes Centre, West Road, Otematata.

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, SundayClosed
Tuesday, Thursday2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Saturday10.30 am - 11.30 am


Omarama community library is located at Omarama Community Hall on the main road.

Opening hours:

Tuesday7 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday9 am - 10 am
Saturday9 am - 10 am
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