​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the South Waikato District Libraries

There are two full libraries in the district. Our largest library is in Tokoroa and can be found in Mannering Street. The current Tokoroa Library building was opened on 17 December 1994. The Putaruru Library is coupled with the Putaruru Service Centre in Overdale Street. We have a library outreach programme operating from The Dog in Tirau, called LibraryLink.

Browse our Catalogue and request items

Access Your Details​ ​to renew your books
User name = Library card number
Password = PIN number

(please see new instructions for online renewals)

Browse our  eBook and eAudiobook catalogue


NOTE:  To login please remember to place a 'B' in front of your li​brary card number e.g. B12345

NEW App!​

Meet Libby, a new app by OverDrive to read eBooks and listen to audiobooks.  
It's easy, fun and convenient.  

Download the Libby app now!

​You will need your library card number
(with a 'B' in front) and PIN number.​

Step-by-step instructions ►
Need help using the app? ►

School Holiday Programme


Enrol now and join in some fun activities at the Tokoroa and Putaruru libraries!

Complete the booklet activities and earn rewards.  Come along to our craft sessions!

Full details here 

Did you know we offer these services?

Free Internet & wi-fi at the libraries!

apnk 100x100.jpgPlease note that internet computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes per day.  Printing costs 30 cents per side.  Wi-Fi is available until 8.00 pm.

Scan to email / Print to USB

Scan to email.pngThe public photocopier can be used for scanning documents to an email address and also for printing from a USB stick.  Normal printing charges apply.

Justice of the Peace service

A Justice of the Peace is available at the Tokoroa public library every Wednesday from
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm.

Born to Read prescription

Ask your health provider or pregnancy support organisation for a "Prescription" for one of the libraries' Born to Read packs (contains a baby tee-shirt and board book).

 Looking for funding?

givUS (formerly FUNDVIEW)

GivUS is New Zealand's largest source of information about funding for voluntary organisations.  It will give you the best matches of funding you are eligible for in terms of criteria along with closing dates, application requirements and contact details. 
Register with Community Connect to access this database.​

​givME (formerly BREAKOUT)

GivME is a database specifically for individuals/students wanting information on awards scholarships and grants to assist with studies.  
Register with Community Connect to access this database.


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Page reviewed: 11 Jul 2017 11:13am