Kaikōura District Library (Whare Pukapuka)

The Kaikōura District Library (whare pukapuka) is located on the first floor of the Civic Centre building. The whare pukapuka has a wide range of reading material, community documents and learning facilities/opportunities available and regularly hosts community events and activities. Membership is free for residents.

This page contains information about our whare pukapuka, becoming a member, information about membership including the online database, what's available at the whare pukapuka and fees and charges. 


Already a member?

Sign in to the whare pukapuka database here to access your account, reserve, request and renew library items. 

Find out how to log in and change your password here. 

eBooks now available

Click here for instructions on how to read eBooks on your device.

Press Reader!

The library now has access to PressReader - providing access to thousands of different magazines and newspapers from New Zealand and all over the world.
The first step is to download the app to your phone or tablet, then pop into the Kaikōura District Library. The library is a hotspot so you can download as much as you like for free while you’re there, once they are downloaded to your phone you can read them wherever. Or you can use the computers in the library to access and read your magazine and newspapers, cool!  

Our Whare Pukapuka

Where are we?

Level 1, 96 West End, Kaikōura

Phone: 03 319 6280

Email: books@kdclibrary.co.nz



Opening hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am-1.00pm

Closed all Public Holidays


Whare pukapuka membership

What's available?

13 October 2020