Genealogy Help drop-in sessions for 2023 have now finished. A big thank you to everyone who utilised this service and we wish you a very festive break.
05 December 2023
This December we are decking out the Ōamaru Library in Christmas cheer and want your help!
Join professionals from the Heart Foundation for a Heart Health Drop-in session with free blood pressure testing and pulse checks.
Free beginner te reo classes are here again. Find out more here.
07 December 2023
Free youth crafting event for Christmas.
08 December 2023
Free melanoma skin cancer spot checks.
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.
Discover more from our recent events
Published on 23 August 2023
Two talks hosted by the Ōamaru Library during Conservation Week showed that Waitakians are keen to learn more about our at-risk endemic species, what is being done and how we can help them survive in their changing ecosystems.
Published on 07 September 2023
Catch up on the latest news from Palmerston Library.
Published on 01 September 2023
Join us on Real 104 FM at around 8:20am every Friday morning to help us celebrate Love Your Library Month!!
Joining your local library this September could bag you a $50 dollar Prezzy voucher. September is Love Your Library month, and everyone who signs up will go into the weekly draw to win one of the prizes.
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!
Discover the latest news, post event info and other exciting stuff on our Discover page.