Wellington City Libraries

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Central Library closure

Note:

The Wellington Central Library building is closed until further notice. You can continue to access library services via our branch libraries, the popup library at 101 Wakefield Street and this website. Please visit our Central Library closure FAQs for information about services in the interim and wellington.govt.nz/libraries for further information about the closure.

Contact Details

Street Address 65 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Postal Address PO Box 1992
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Phone 801 4040
Fax 801 4047
Email Email the Central Library

Central Library Catalogue

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Opening Hours

Central Library is closed until further notice — see the update at the top of this page.

Day Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Our library network is normally closed.

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Group Tours

If you, or your community group would like to learn more about how to get the best use out of your library we are happy to arrange for either a tour tailored to your interests, or a demonstration of our online resources.

Please email us to make a booking.

Available times

  • Tuesday, at 10.30am, or
  • Thursday, at 2pm

Visiting the Library

Bus Routes

All routes which run through Central City Wellington will take you close to the Central Library.

If you are travelling South into the city get off at the Willis Street stop. Victoria Street runs parallel to Willis Street and the stop is in the same block as the Library.

If you are travelling North into the city get off at the Manners Street stop, Victoria Street intersects with Manners Street and the library is down from Manners Street towards the BNZ Centre.

For more information call Wellington Regional Council's 24 hour Metlink Service Centre on 801 7000 or (toll-free) 0800 801 700.

Parking

Paid parking is available under the library building - access is off Harris Street, opposite the Police Station. Pay and Display parking is provided by Wellington City Council

  • A carpark is available under the library building - access is off Harris Street, opposite the Police Station. Parking charges apply - maximum time is 2 hours
  • Pay by Space parking is provided by Wellington City Council - Parking charges for the Central City
  • Metered parking and 5 minute parks are available on Victoria Street directly outside the library
  • The Michael Fowler Centre carpark is also nearby

Library Entrance:

The main library entrance is off 65 Victoria Street, opposite OfficeMax, in between the Nikau Palms. The library can also be accessed off Civic Square, through Clarks' Cafe

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