Kaikōura District Library

The Kaikōura District Library is located on the first floor of the Civic Centre building. It has available a wide range of reading material, community documents and learning facilities/opportunities. 

Where are we?

Level 1, 96 West End, Kaikōura

Phone: 03 319 6280

Email: books@kdclibrary.co.nz

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KaikouraDistrictLibrary/

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 10am-1.00pm

Closed all Public Holidays

What's on?

Toddler Time!  
Mondays 10.20-11.30am during school term time. Songs, stories and activities for pre-schoolers.

Stepping Up 
A free, community based service to help adults build their basic computer skills. Courses include Trademe, Word, Google Drive, Photobooks, Facebook, Youtube, Computer basics, Google and the internet, Email and Pinterest!

Wednesday 5.30pm. $5 per person.

Embroidery Group 
Tuesdays (every 2nd and 4th of the month) 1-4pm. Free to attend!

Toy Library 

Available to all Library members.

Family History/Ancestry

Help by appointment. Wednesday's in the Library. Use the computers and get assistance to the Ancestry database. Call 319 6280 to make your appointment or email books@kdclibrary.co.nz 

Puzzle Swap

Bring a puzzle into the Library and take a new one home, or borrow one for the first time.


Wednesdays 1-3pm. Bring your own game to share or use on that the Library has. Meet and play with other people. All welcome. 

Loans and Returns

What's available at the Library?

Books and magazines

  • Inter-library loan – we can borrow an item from another NZ library on your behalf *charges apply
  • Second hand books and magazines for sale
  • Talking books
  • Large print books
  • Magazines
  • Reserves system to hold that special book for you when it is returned from another borrower
  • Housebound service - delivery of books, magazines and talking books to members no longer able to visit the Library due to illness or disability 

Digital/internet/computer stuff

  • Online Public Access Computer enabling you to search the library database
  • Scholarship database that you can browse through, using your Library card.
    Find out more information here.
  • Internet and Email access *charges may apply
  • Word and Excel

Other stuff

  • Photocopying (B&W or Colour), printing, scanning and laminating
  • Kaikōura District Council and Regional Council documents including council meeting agendas and electoral rolls.
  • DVDs
  • Toy Library, puzzles and children’s programmes
  • Book covering & minor repairs *charges apply
  • Local History - Kaikōura collection


30 August 2018