The online library just gets better as we've added 5 ebooks and 15 audiobooks titles that you don't have to wait in line for.
Here is a list of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding the library closure. If you have a question about the library closure, please check this list first, and if it is not answered, please contact us.
Following the March 23rd announcement from the New Zealand Government, Nelson Public Libraries will remain closed until further notice. Access to the library branches, all programmes and events, and community bookings will be suspended until we reopen.
This page has a list of all of the online services that you are able to access while the library is closed. Most services will require a library membership and PIN to access. If you don't know your PIN, you can reset it online, or by contacting us. If you do not have a current membership, please visit this page to join, and select Digital Only membership.
Who is Greta Thunberg? Where does my plastic toothbrush end up? Why do some women wear hijab? What is consent? What's the difference between a paddle crab and a hermit crab? Our wide and ever growing range of children's books addresses many of the questions children, both young and old, might be asking today. Check out these shiny new children's books which delve into some important topics with a light touch.
It's the last month of summer and there are plenty of reasons to visit the library. This month we will wrap up the Nelson Summer Reading Challenge. Time to read those last few chapters, cross off the last few books on your Bingo card and complete your check-ins. Save the date! On 14 February - Library Lovers' Day - we will be celebrating our reading challenges, handing out prizes and listening to some great music from Gitano Swing and the Anna, Juliet & Lissa Trio. In February we also return to our regular term time programmes. We hope to see you at a small time, story time or maybe a robotics session!