COVID-19 Update: At Alert Level 1 our library opening hours are back to normal. Please see the Alert Level 1 rules on our Covid-page here.
More detailed information here:
- The Tokoroa Library is limited to a maximum capacity of 30 people and the Putāruru library/office 20 people.
- Returned library items will be cleaned appropriately before being put back on shelves, drinking water fountains are not in service, high contact areas will be cleaned regularly and physical distancing markings are in place.
- Free internet sessions will be limited to 30 minutes per person, per day using Chromebooks that are easier to sanitise between users. Stand-alone computer terminals are not in use for hygiene reasons. A weekly Books 2 U contactless delivery service will be available for library members, prioritised for borrowers aged 65+ and families with known health concerns. Books and other items can be ordered via the online catalogue or phoning the libraries, and will be delivered to homes across the district.
- Magazines, newspapers and other browsing items that we cannot sanitise will not be available under Level 2. The toy collection at the Tokoroa Library remains suspended until further notice. Library programmes, events, classes and regular meet-ups, including Toddler Tales, Library Lovers’ and Progress to Health sessions continue to be on hold.
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 Putāruru Library is coupled with the Putāruru Service Centre in Overdale Street. We have a library outreach programme operating from The Dog in Tīrau, called LibraryLink.
South Waikato District Libraries are managed through the Kōtui Consortium which is used by 36 other New Zealand councils.