Waimate Library

The Waimate District Council provides, maintains and manages a comprehensive walk-in Library service.

The library has its own website where you can renew, reserve and search the online catalog.  You can also catch up on the latest library news and events.


Content Collection

Our Library has over 23,000 volumes.

The collection comprises the latest of:

  • Ebooks

  • Popular fiction

  • Non-fiction

  • Magazines

  • Latest newspapers

  • Large print

  • Talking books are exchanged on a regular basis

  • Music CDs

  • DVDs

  • Children's tape recordings

An inter-loan service is available. There is a computer for the public to access all our holdings.

The Library also provides free internet access for research and free Wi-Fi 24/7.

Provision of Library services is an important means of furthering social and cultural objectives. A community owned Library collection provides a resource available to all members of our community that is far greater than any one individual or family could amass. The research capabilities of our Library, ensures that our residents are able to participate extramurally in tertiary studies not otherwise available in our District.


Fees and Charges

Click here for a full schedule of Library Fees and Charges


Contact details:

125 Queen Street, Waimate
P.  03 689 0071
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Library Hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm