Opening Hours

If you can’t make it into the Civic Centre or one of the library and service centres in Waitara, Inglewood or Bell Block during business hours, give us a call on 06-759 6060. The call centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a friendly person at the end of the line every time.
You can also email us at or fill in our online contact us form.

Civic Centre

84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth

8am-5pm Monday-Friday (with a 24-hour, seven day a week telephone service on 06-759 6060) 

Closed public holidays (New Year's Day, Waitangi Day, Taranaki Anniversary Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

42 Queen Street, New Plymouth

10am-5pm Monday-Sunday

Closed Christmas Day

Todd Energy Aquatic Centre

Tisch Avenue, New Plymouth

Monday to Friday

   -Public swimming 6am-8.15pm

   -Lane swimming 6am-10am and 5pm-8.15 pm

Weekends and public holidays

   -Public swimming 7am-6.45pm

   -Lane swimming 7am-10am and 5pm-6.45pm

Puke Ariki

Ariki Street, New Plymouth

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-6pm (until 5pm on Labour Day)

Wednesday 9am-9pm (Taranaki Research Centre, the museum and i-SITE close at 6pm)

 Saturday, Sunday 9am-5pm

(NB: Puke Ariki library is closed on public holidays, the museum and i-SITE are open seven days a week except Christmas Day)

Brooklands Zoo

Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth

Monday - Sunday (incl. public holidays) 9am-5pm

(NB: Closed Christmas Day)

Inglewood Library and Service Centre

46 Rata Street, Inglewood

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5pm

Wednesday, Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-noon

Closed public holidays

Waitara Library and Service Centre

17 Queen Street, Waitara

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm

Tuesday, Thursday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-noon

Closed public holidays

Oakura Library

16 Donnelly Street, Oakura

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: noon-6pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9am-1pm

Closed public holidays

Urenui Library

Takiroa Street, Urenui

Monday, Tuesday: 10.30am-12.30pm

Friday: noon-4pm

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month: 10.30am-12.30pm

Closed public holidays

Bell Block Library and Service Centre

Parklands Avenue Shopping Centre, Bell Block

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm

Tuesday and Thursday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-noon

Closed public holidays

NPDC Dog Pound

Open to the public 4:30-5:30pm Monday to Friday.

Closed weekends and Public Holidays