Libraries

Puke Ariki Library

Enter from 1 Ariki Street and 65 St Aubyn Street 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Puke Ariki Library is closed on public holidays.

All Taranaki residents are eligible for library membership. Puke Ariki library members can access a great selection of adults’ and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, ebooks, DVDs, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines. Regular events and community programmes run in all the libraries and free wifi is available.  

Community Libraries

Puke Ariki includes five community libraries and a mobile library. The libraries in Bell Block, Inglewood and Waitara are also NPDC Service Centres, where you can pay bills,  register your dog and much more.

All of the community libraries are closed on public holidays. For more information see Visiting our Libraries.


Bell Block Library and Service Centre

188 Parklands Avenue,

Bell Block

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tues, Thurs: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - midday

Inglewood Library and Service Centre

46 Rata Street,
Inglewood

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Wed, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - midday

Ōākura Library

16 Donnelly Street,
Ōākura

Mon, Wed, Fri: midday - 6pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9am - 1pm

Urenui Library

Takiroa Street, Urenui

Mon, Tues: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Friday: midday - 4pm
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Waitara Library and Service Centre

15a Queen Street,
Waitara

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tues, Thurs: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - midday

Richmond Cottage

2-6 Ariki Street

11am - 3:30pm weekends and holidays (except Christmas Day)