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Waipu Library

This page contains information about Waipu Community Library.
Updated: 30/06/2020 2:50 p.m.
Waipu Community Library photo.
  • 49 The Centre, Waipu village, 41km southeast of Whangarei.

    Opening hours

    Monday: 10 am - 1 pm
    Tuesday: 10 am - 4 pm
    Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm.

    Contact us

    Phone:+64 9 432 0375
    Postal:Counter Delivery
    Waipu Post Centre 0510

Library services

We aim to meet your leisure and information needs:

  • Government information
  • the best of fiction and non fiction
  • resources for your homework project
  • our voluntary staff are always pleased to help you find books and answer your questions
  • we endeavour to source books not available in our collection.

Children and Young Adult collection

We are gradually building up this section and are happy to follow up any requests.


Loan period: is four weeks for all these items:

  • books (including Best Sellers)
  • magazines
  • large print
  • talking books.

Reissues: items may be held longer than the standard loan period.
Please make sure to bring items to the library to be reissued.

Special services

We belong to the Northland Libraries Network and through this organisation exchange large print  and talking books.


There has been a library service in Waipu since the arrival of settlers from Nova Scotia in 1853. Land was deeded for a library in 1881. The library functioned until sometime prior to the Second World War.
In 1945, it was reopened, the Waipu Women’s Institute being responsible for its care. In the late 1970’s it was felt Waipu deserved a bigger hall with the result that the library was moved into a bigger room.

The Library Committee is a sub-committee  of the Hall Committee consisting of 14 volunteers who attend to all functions of the library.


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