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ReadingFor adults we have a range of:

  • Popular fiction collections
  • Maori collection
  • Information books on a wide variety of subjects
  • Ebooks and audiobooks
  • DVD and Blu-Ray discs
  • Talking Books
  • Local History
  • Magazines
  • Large Print

Mum and child at the libraryFor  Kids We Have…

  • Board and Picture books
  • First readers' and chapter books for older kids
  • Te Reo Maori books
  • Books for teens
  • Information books & great stuff for school projects
  • DVD and Blu-Ray discs suitable for kids & teens
  • An annual 'summer reading programme'
  • Visits from schools, kindergartens and  home schoolers are welcome – bookings required.
  • Reference Materials

Our range of reference materials includes:

  • Fundview
  • Local Electoral Rolls
  • Encyclopedia and atlases
  • Local Telephone Books
  • Council Documents (Agendas, Minutes, proposals etc)
  • Enviroment Waikato Policy Documents

Newspapers (Hard copy)

Each library has the New Zealand Herald and Waikato Times delivered daily. Also available is the Matamata Chronicle & Piako Post and a limited range of other New Zealand papers.

Internet & E-mail

Free internet is available in all three libraries, with 30 minutes guaranteed per person per day, thanks to the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa

All three libraries are a free WiFi Hotspot


Each library has a 'self serve' black & white photocopier.  See charges and loan periods for more information.


The Librarians welcome feedback.  Suggestions and requests for 'Books to Purchase' are welcome. E-mail or phone your nearest library.