Palmerston North City Library Te Ara Whanui o Te Ao

Palmerston North
All year round

Welcome to the Living Room of the City

Connect, learn and share. Send your mind on an exciting journey, as you explore the wonderful world of books and more. A warm and welcoming environment in a stunning architectural masterpiece. Throughout four floors, the library runs and hosts events and programmes, provides information, literary and digital resources. The library collaborates with community groups and individuals to make our community more engaged, connected, inspired and participatory. Whether you’re reading, studying, or learning something new, they have it all. Hire DVDs, listen to music in a sunny warm spot with beautiful views or read your favourite magazine. Keep an eye on their website, or Facebook page for current events.



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Palmerston North City Library Te Ara Whanui o Te Ao



Accessibility is important. Central Library has a wheelchair, walking aids and basket trolleys for you to use. There are ramps from The Square and George Street. Lifts can take you to each floor. Please ask at the main desk on the first floor at the Central Library for lift access. For the sight impaired, there are magnifying glasses and a text enlarger onsite. You can borrow large print resources such as audio books, a book rest, and there are a few daisy players. The self-service kiosks for borrowing have sight-impaired options.


One disability car park at the back car park (off Main Street).

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