Welcome to Waitaki District Libraries

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As directed by the NZ Government, we have closed all our library facilities in the district until further notice. You can still get in touch with us by calling 03 433 0850 and leaving a message, or by email: library@waitaki.govt.nz

Waitaki District Libraries offers a range of online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to movie streaming, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for hours....

Tumble Resources

The wonderful team at TumbleBooks have given all New Zealand Libraries free access to their children's, teens, adults eBooks and eaudiobooks!

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home!

TumbleBooks has databases in maths, audiobooks, teen and children’s books as well as an entire website dedicated to romance books

Children's Library

With books, puzzles, DVDs and digital resources as well as activities and services, the children’s library is here for children of all ages.


Business and Economics books

Waitaki District Libraries are here to help businesses - not just in the start up stage, but also to grow, diversify and prosper.

Waitaki District Libraries collaborates with lots of community groups in the Waitaki District - including Waitaki Community Mental Health and the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

If you are new to the area, you may want to touch base with other new residents - www.newcomers.co.nz.

The Oamaru Public Library offers a variety of collections and several very special collections.

The General Adult Collection is comprised of Fiction, Non Fiction, Large Print, Audio Visual, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Newspapers, Talking Books and DVDs.

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The purpose of a Friends of the Library is to support the libraries throughout the Waitaki District, to advocate for them and institute new initiatives and activities to serve their diverse communities.