Mobile Library

The Mobile Library has been on the road since 1967. That's 50 years of books and the love of reading delivered around the city to families, children, schools, and seniors.

The Mobile Library visits 33 city stops on a weekly basis and makes almost 200 school and preschool visits each year. We love to keep in touch with all of our regulars, young, old, and everyone in between. The bus carries 7000 items that are turned over regularly. We try to carry items such as, books, DVDs, audio stories and magazines that we know are popular.

If you see our steam-punk designed bus on the streets, call in for a look or even just a chat.

Please note: The Mobile Library does not operate on public holidays.

It will be closed from Friday 22 December 2023 till Monday 22 January 2024.

The Mobile Library is currently not operating during weekends due to staff vacancies. We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope to be able to resume the weekend service in the near future.

Map Key:

    • Monday - Fortnightly to rest homes
    • Tuesday Locations
    • Wednesday Locations
    • Thursday Locations
    • Friday Locations
Bus and Books


  • Church Street near Stonehaven Crescent
    Tuesday 1.10-1.30
  • Chippendale Crescent by playground
    Tuesday 1.40-2.00
  • Herbert Avenue by shops
    Tuesday 2.40-3.15
  • Russell Street opposite Elm Tree Court
    Tuesday 3.30-4.00
  • Balrickard Way by Cong Avenue
    Tuesday 4.15-4.45
  • Roy Street corner with Featherston Street
    Wednesday 1.10-1.40
  • Heretaunga Street by Papaioea Place
    Wednesday 1.45-2.15
  • Ruahine Street by Winchester School
    Wednesday 2.30-3.30
  • Limbrick Street near shops
    Wednesday 3.40-4.00
  • Andrews Ave by corner of Rangiora Ave
    Wednesday 4.15-4.45
  • Edwards Place by Kopeka Court
    Thursday 1.10-1.30
  • Julia Wallace Retirement Village
    Thursday 1.40-2.00
  • Schnell Drive by Celaeno Playground
    Thursday 2.15-2.45
  • Brooklyn Heights by MiLife Village
    Thursday 3.00-3.30
  • Parnell Heights by Parnell Heights Reserve
    Thursday 3.40-4.10
  • Majestic Way by Missoula playground
    Thursday 4.15-4.45
  • Pacific Drive by Peace Tree Reserve
    Friday 1.15-1.40
  • Clifton Terrace by Hillgrove Place
    Friday 1.50-2.15
  • Ascot Street by playground
    Friday 2.30-3.00
  • Albert Street - Hokowhitu Domain near Hokowhitu School
    Friday 3.15-3.45
  • Waterloo Crescent by Erin Reserve
    Friday 4.00-4.45

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