Books Book Books
Come in and check out our carefully curated collection. We may be small but we have new books hot off the press added to our shelves weekly.
We are not your average library so we have handpicked many of the books you will see on our shelves, and we always endeavor to find those books that are a little different along with best sellers to suit a wide variety of tastes.
We hope you love our library as much as we do!
What Is Available
Ebooks - No charge
Audiobooks - No charge
Non Fiction - No charge
New Rental Fiction - $2
Rental Fiction - No charge to $1
Large Print - No charge
Book Reservation - $1
Need Some Wi-Fi?
If you are visiting us at the library you can enjoy our free Wi-Fi provided by Aoteoroa Peoples Network Kaharoa (APNK).
There is also free town Wi-Fi available from the northern end of West End, up Beach Road almost to the Top 10 Holiday Park and in the carpark behind Coopers Catch (on West End). There is 1GB per device per day and the speed is 10mbs.
Computers & Printing
We have computers available for use at no charge. Printing and other services are detailed below.
Printing Black and White - A4 $0.20 A3 $0.40
Printing Colour - A4 $2 A3 $4
Scanning - No charge
Laminating A4 $1.50 A3 $3
Toy & Puzzle Library
Check out our large selection of toys and puzzles for hire.
Toys range from no charge to $2 and all puzzles are free.
The toy and puzzle library is a great idea if you have kids coming to visit or would like something new for your little one to play with.
Are you interested in your family tree, or have a family mystery to solve?
We have a lot of resources to help including a DNA guide and Genealogy Standards as well as our wonderful family history expert Wendy Campbell. Wendy can help you do research or even organise a DNA test.
Contact Wendy on 03 319 5026 ext 235 to make an appointment.
Generosity New Zealand
The Kaikoura District library offers free membership to Generosity New Zealand. If you think this is something you would be interested in click the link below to set up a login and start searching!
GivMe offers acces to scolarships and awards for individuals.
This is their most widely searched tool, and is used by those seeking to pursue, education, research, fellowships, arts, cultural & sporting activities, career change and professional or personal development.
GivUs offers access to grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, school, groups, sport clubs and Iwi.
Find assistance for nearly everything, including operational costs, building redevelopment and project based resources.