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, fill in our online contact us form, tweet us via Twitter or post a message on our Facebook page

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) 

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

Waitara Library and Service Centre

17 Queen Street, Waitara
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-noon

Oakura Library

16 Donnelly Street, Oakura
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: noon-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9am-1pm

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

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

NPDC Dog Pound

Open to the public 4:30-5:30pm Monday to Friday.
Closed weekends and Public Holidays