The Ōamaru Library will be closed from end of business Friday 12 May, reopening on Monday 29 May to upgrade the library heating system in time for winter. All borrowed library items will be automatically extended on the evening of the 12th of May to a due date of June 2nd.
We're getting ready to reopen on Monday, the 29th of May at 9.30am. The heating is now in and we're moving things back in. See you on Monday!
29 May 2023
This Maker Space Monday event (how to make and use a printing press) is now fully booked. If you are interested in going on a waiting list or would like to join our mailing list, find out more here.
06 June 2023
Join professionals from the Heart Foundation for a Heart Health Drop-in session with free blood pressure testing and pulse checks.
08 June 2023
Join us to find out more from Dr. Bridie Allan, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, about the impacts of plastic pollution on the fitness of marine animals.
Published on 10 January 2023
Take a look at what our library staff are reading.
Published on 01 December 2022
These top 10 lists are just the ticket if you're in need of some quick picks.
Published on 16 November 2022
We have had a great review come in from a patron!
Published on 01 November 2022
Take a look at our free, under-fives children's programs.
Join in the fun and meet new people at the some time.
Join in the building blocks fun!
Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!
Find out more about our teen advisory group - TAG for short!
Get the help you need for your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
YA Book Chat is back for 2022!
Take your first steps to learning Te Reo Māori!
Love to do jigsaw puzzles or playing scrabble? Want to meet others? Find out more here!
Want to know if you qualify for one of our subsidised modems?
Need the services of a JP?
Learning about your family history?
Find out more about our fun kid's book club.
Fill out our online membership form to become a library card holder.
Need a book or other format from another New Zealand library? Fill out our interloan form here.
Are you or someone you know housebound? Fill out this form to see if you qualify for home service.
Make a suggestion to buy a book or other item for the library.
Avoid the queue and use your phone or tablet to take out library items.
Research your family history at our libraries with Ancestry.com.
Read the latest New Zealand news with popular newspapers like the ODT and the ChCh Press.
Explore our large collection of audio books and ebooks online.
Explore hundreds of popular magazines and newspapers from NZ and around the world.
Read your favourite comics and graphic novels online.
Haynes Manuals puts their library of world famous online repair manuals at your fingertip.
Watch your favourite stories read aloud by some of our best storytellers.
Find out all about it here!
Feeling the pinch with the rising costs of living? Apply for a subsidised modem. Only $5 - $25 per month!
Read comics and graphic novels online with ComicsPlus!
We're running our waiata sessions for term two! Anyone from the public is invited to join in.