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Within the Thames-Coromandel District, there are three District Libraries and six Community Libraries.

District Libraries

Thames-Coromandel District Libraries is made up of three library branches - Thames Library, Mercury Bay Library, and Tairua Library.

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Thames Library        

503 Mackay Street
Thames 3500

07 868 6616 

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 Mercury Bay Library

22 Victoria Street
Whitianga 3510

07 866 4776 

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Tairua Library   

2 Manaia Road
Tairua 3508

07 864 7960

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Opening Hours

All our our District Libraries are open during the following hours:

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm 
Wednesday 9:30am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Sunday Closed
Although closed on Sundays, you can still enjoy many of your favourite books on Wheelers ePlatform.


Upcoming closures:    

  • Our District Libraries will close on Anzac Day, Thursday 25th April.

  • Thames Library is closing for just over a week this May, while we replace the carpet in the public area. The library will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 4 May until Monday 13 May. We’ll re-open at 9am on Tuesday 14 May.

    During the closure, all the books and furniture in the public area of the building will be moved into storage containers in the car park, and the carpet will be removed and replaced. There will be limited access to the car park during this time.

    While the library is closed, reserved items will not be available to pick up. Items cannot be returned to Thames Library during this period but can be returned to our two other District Libraries in Mercury Bay and Tairua.


Community Libraries

There are six independently-run Community Libraries on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Coromandel Town Community Library    140 Kapanga Road, Coromandel
Kūaotunu Community Library    154/184 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kūaotunu
Hāhei Community Library     3A Grange Road, Hāhei
Ferry Landing Community Library     1138 Purangi Road, Ferry Landing
uanui Community Library      23 Centreway, Pāuanui
Whangamatā Community Library      620 Port Road, Whangamatā
Community Libraries are run by the local community instead of our district council. They may receive some funding from the local body or other community groups. Please get in touch with your local Community Library to learn more about their hours, rules and how to join.