Whangārei Central Library | Wānanga Whakatupu Mātauranga

Photo of the Whangārei Central Library.

Located in the centre of Whangārei, behind the Old Library building, Whangārei Central Library offers a wide range of services including activities and events for all ages, adult learning classes, study spaces and the No.7 Espresso Café.

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JP service is available on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Citizens Advice Whangārei hold a drop-in clinic on Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:30pm

View Whangārei Central Library layout map(PDF, 222KB)


Meeting Rooms

There are two meeting rooms available for hire to community groups, businesses and individuals:

The May Bain Room

Situated on the first floor of the library, this room can seat a maximum of 40 people and contains an audiovisual system.

The Leonard Room

Located on the ground floor of the library, this small room can seat a maximum of 8 people.

This room is not soundproof, and has no audiovisual facilities.

More information about meeting rooms.

Te Puawānanga

Te Puawānanga on the first floor, contains Māori resources including items for lending and reference: books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, microfiche and sound recordings plus the Tai Tokerau Māori Land Court Minute Books.

Audiovisual resources in this collection are free to borrow. 

Genealogy Room

The Genealogy Room on the first floor, contains dedicated computers for free access to family research websites such as Ancestry.com, Find My Past and My Heritage. There are also extensive records, including electoral roles, reference books as well as newspapers, births, deaths and marriages on microfiche and microfilm.

Genealogy volunteers, who are experts in the field, are available to help you with your family research in the Genealogy Room.

They are available Monday to Saturday generally from 10:00am to 12:00pm. 
These times may differ at short notice. 

Ask our friendly library staff for help with access to the Genealogy computers for self-directed research.

More information about family history services

Northland Room

The Northland Room on the first floor, is adjacent to the Genealogy Room and contains reference only heritage material relating to the Northland area including books, magazines, newspapers, local authority records, photographs and audiovisual media.

Please ask for entry at the Information desk on the first floor.

More information about the Northland Room

New Zealand Room

In the New Zealand Room on the first floor, you will find a lending and reference only collection of New Zealand books, both fiction and non-fiction, selected New Zealand magazines, maps, historical government documents and audiovisual material.

More information about New Zealand Room resources


Whangārei Central Library, 5 Rust Avenue, Whangārei 0110  View Map

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