At Alert Level 2 most our branches will open from Thursday 9 September, but with some restrictions in place to keep staff and the community safe (more information about Libraries at Level 2).

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Please note: Our opening hours under COVID Level 2 differ from our normal opening hours — COVID Level 2 Opening Hours

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On this page you will find regular opening hours for all our branch libraries.

Our entire library network is normally closed on public holidaysread more about our public holiday hours below

Regular Opening Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Brooklyn 1pm-8pm 10am-5:30pm 1pm-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-12pm Closed
CBD - Te Awe Brandon 8am-8pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm
CBD - Arapaki Manners 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 8am-7pm Closed Closed
CBD - He Matapihi Molesworth 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-1pm Closed
Cummings Park (Ngaio) 10am-8pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-12:30pm Closed
Island Bay 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 1pm-6pm 10am-8pm 10am-6pm 10am-12pm Closed
Johnsonville 9:30am-7pm 9:30am-7pm 9:30am-7pm 9:30am-7pm 9.30am-7pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
The HIVE Makerspace (Johnsonville) 12pm-6:45pm 10am-6:45pm 12pm-6:45pm 10am-6:45pm 10am-6:45pm 10am-3:45pm 10am-3:45pm
Karori 9:30am-6pm 9:30am-6pm 9:30am-6pm 9:30am-8pm 9:30am-6pm 9:30am-4pm Closed
Khandallah 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-8pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-12pm Closed
Kilbirnie 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-8pm 10am-6pm 10am-4pm Closed
Miramar 10am-8pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-12.30pm Closed
Newtown 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-8pm 10am-4pm Closed
Tawa 9:30am-5:30pm 9:30am-5:30pm 9:30am-5:30pm 9:30am-8pm 9:30am-5:30pm 10am-4pm Closed
Wadestown 10am-5:30pm 10am-5:30pm 1pm-5:30pm 10am-8pm 10am-5:30pm 10am-12pm Closed

Public Holidays

Our entire library network is normally closed on public holidays including Wellington Anniversary Day, Waitangi Day (6 February), Labour Day, Good Friday, and Easter Monday (Full list of New Zealand Public Holidays).

Online services via this website, including eLibrary resources, remain available during public holidays.

Christmas/New Year Hours

As well as being closed on the statutory public holidays, you can find our full Christmas/New Year hours each year here:

Christmas / New Year hours

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