Wellington City Libraries

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Welcome, Nau mai haere mai, Talofa lava, 欢迎, Bienvenue, Bula, Malo e Lelei, Добро пожаловать! These pages will keep you up to date with new features, special collections and happenings at the Central library.

What's on for Children and Families

Free Baby Rock 'n Rhyme

Baby Rock and Rhyme

This awesome programme, aimed at 0-2 year olds, is held every Wednesday during term time. It is an interactive fun filled session of rhymes, songs and finger-plays for babies and their caregivers. Starts at 9:30am and runs for approximately 20 minutes.

Free Story-times

Our usual story-times are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am; all in the children's area. They run for about half an hour, with stories and songs, and it's not necessary to book - just come along!

Story-time is aimed at pre-school age children (three and four years old) - but younger siblings are always welcome!

Central Library book sale

Every year in May and December thousands of avid readers and movie & music lovers gather at Central Library for the library book sales. Past buyers have used the sale to find the best book deals, to complete their personal collections or just to rummage and find a gem.

The sale helps our libraries by making room for an ever increasing collection.

Advance notice of the book sale is posted on our News Blog, as well as Facebook and Twitter.


Display boards in the foyer may be booked by community groups fro a small fee. This is a popular service so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Read more information about Displays at Central Library

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Related Pages

Make sure to also check out our Services & Special collections pages.


YouTube 20th Anniversary playlist

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Wellington Central Library building opening on Victoria Street, well known Wellingtonians gave their thoughts on books that had made a difference to their lives.

Watch on YouTube