Kamo Library


A small library offering a range of services, open afternoons, Monday to Friday.

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COVID-19 updates

Alert Level 2

Kamo Library is open with limited services.

Entry conditions

  • Contact tracing registration - using the NZ COVID Tracer QR code or sign the register.
  • Wear a face covering and use hand sanitiser.
  • Keep a 2-metre distance from other people and library staff.
  • Limit your visit to 15 minutes maximum.
  • If you feel unwell, please do not enter the library.
  • Be kind to library staff and others.
  • Due to the mandatory Level 2 guidelines above we are not able to admit groups of school children into the library after school.
    Children are more than welcome to come into the library if accompanied by an adult.



Kamo Library was built in 1938 with the foundation stone laid by the chairman of the Kamo Town Board, Murdock McInnes, on 5 May 1938. The library initially operated on a subscription basis, as was the trend with many of the smaller New Zealand libraries.

In the early 1960s the Whangarei District Council questioned the wisdom of continuing in this manner. According to Mr B. K. McKeon, the Librarian at Whangārei Central Library at the time, it was not feasible to offer a library service based on demand.

The formerly independent Kamo Town Library became a branch of the Whangārei Public Library on 4 October 1965. Various benefits were envisaged, such as free membership, extended opening hours, more books, current and popular material, children's books, improved reference service and access to libraries nationally.

The basic underlying philosophy of tailoring the library service to community needs, accompanied by a more personal approach, still exists today. Kamo Library offers many of the same services as its larger counterpart at Whangārei Central Library.





583 Kamo Road, Kamo 0112  View Map

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