Tauranga City Libraries consists of four libraries: Tauranga, Greerton, Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa. We also have a mobile library.
You can use your library card to borrow and return items at any of the 4 libraries.
Joining Tauranga City Libraries is free for residents and ratepayers of Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District. We also offer free membership for residents of Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupo, Kawerau and Opotiki Districts. Tauranga residents and ratepayers can join any of these libraries free.
To provide our community with easy access to a wide range of resources for information, leisure, and cultural enrichment..
Tauranga Libraries have collections of books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, newspapers, large print and audio-books, and e-books. Most can be borrowed for free. Some of the latest items have a small charge for borrowing. There are approximately 326,000 items in the collection,
There is internet access at all libraries for a small charge and free Wifi.
Events and programmes include:
- story times for pre-schoolers
- holiday programmes and class visits for children and teens
- cultural events for adults e.g. Poetry Night, Matariki and Maori Language Week, lunchtime speakers, book launches, Book Clubs.
- computer classes in the Learning Centre, and more.
The Digital Library includes over 20 databases which provide access to the world’s information and e-audio books which can be downloaded.
Approximately 1.6 million items are borrowed from the libraries each year.
Over 900,000 visits were made to Tauranga libraries during the year, and another 130,000 visits made online. They come to browse, borrow, read, use the internet, find information, study, meet friends, attend an event or learn in a computer skills class. Libraries are no longer quiet places except in study areas. There’s too much going on!