Welcome to Waitaki District Libraries

Kids Book Club

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


Toddler Time: Thursdays from 10.45-11.15 Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers.

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.

Waitaki District Libraries also offer online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to academic level research databases, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for hours....

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.

Hands in shape of heart

The library is interested in attracting interested/motivated persons to form an inaugural steering committee. It would serve to establish a Friends of the Library Group for the combined Waitaki District.