- 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 a free internet access at the Oamaru, Palmerston, Hampden and Kurow Libraries.
- We run regular topical events and programmes including Wriggle and Rhyme: active movement for early learning for babies; storytime for toddlers; book chat for adults; guest speakers and author talks; school holiday programmes and more.
Locations and normal opening hours
Oamaru Public Library
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday||9.30 am - 5.30 pm|
|Thursday||10.00 am - 5.30 pm|
|Saturday||10.00 am - 12.30 pm|
Palmerston Public Library
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday||8.30 am - 5.00 pm|
|Thursday||8.30 am - 4.00 pm|
Free parking is available at the Waihemo Centre
Kurow School & Community Library and Waitaki Valley School Library
|Monday-Wednesday & Friday||12.30 pm - 3.30 pm |
|Thursday||1.00 pm - 3.30 pm|
|Saturday||10.30 am - 12 noon|
Hampden Community Library
|Monday & Thursday||2.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
|Wednesday & Saturday||10.00 am - 12.00 noon|
|Friday||5.00 pm - 7.00 pm|
Free parking is available on the main road in front of the library.
Otematata Community Library
|Tuesday & Thursday||2.30 pm - 3.30 pm|
|Saturday||10.30 am - 12.00 noon|
Omarama Community Library
|Wednesday & Saturday||9.00 am - 10.00 am|