​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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: l​

​​Locations and opening hours​

Oamaru library

62 Thames Street, Oamaru.

​Opening hours:​

​​Monday, Tuesday​​, Wednesday, Friday​9.30 am - 5.30 pm
​Thursday​10am - 5.30 pm
​Saturday​10am - 12.30 pm​


Palmerston library

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

 ​Opening hours:​

​Monday, Tuesd​ay, Wednesday and Friday​8.30 am - 5pm
​Thursday​​8.30 am - 4pm

Kurow Community Library and Waitaki Valley School Library

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

Opening hours:​

​Monday 1pm - 3.30pm
​Tuesday, Thurs​day​1pm - 4pm​
​​​Wednesday​1pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8.30 pm
​Friday​1pm - 3pm

Hampden library

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

​Opening hours:

​Monday, Thursday​​2pm - 4pm
​Wednesday, Saturday ​​10am - 12 noon

Otematata library

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

​Opening hours:

​Monday​2.30pm - 4.30pm​
​Tuesday - Friday​​2.30pm - 3.30pm
​Saturday​11am - 12 noon

Omarama library

​Omarama community library is located at Omarama Community Hall on the m​​ain road.​

​Opening hours:​

Tuesday7pm - 8pm​
​Wednesday​9am - 10am
​Saturday​9am - 10am​
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