Mercury Bay Library, Whitianga - Whitianga Libraries

Mercury Bay Library, Whitianga

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22 Victoria Street
New Zealand 3510

Business Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri :9:00am to 5:00pm
Wed: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am to 12noon
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There is something for everyone at the Mercury Bay Library (located in Whitianga) from the latest novels, children's books, DVDs, kids holiday activities, Friends of the Library group and regular library events.

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The Mercury Bay Library services both the town of Whitianga and the smaller communities within Mercury Bay. One of the three Thames-Coromandel District Libraries, the Mercury Bay Library offers a variety of services, seasonal programmes and activities for Coromandel Peninsula residents and visitors.

How to Join Mercury Bay Library

Anyone who lives in New Zealand is welcome to joint the Library – everyone is welcome!
  • Fill in the online registration form, you'll get immediate access to e-books and online resources for two weeks
  • Visit the library before your two weeks is up to get your library card set up
  • Once the Library team have checked your details and attached the card to your account you are ready to explore!

You can borrow

Books, magazines, DVDs and talking books. Books and talking books are issued for three weeks, while media items like magazines and DVDs are issued for one week. Items may be renewed for an additional time period, providing they have not been requested by another borrower.  Rental items (i.e. items with a charge) will incur another charge upon renewal.

Mercury Bay Library collections include

  • fiction, nonfiction, reference and Maori material for all ages  
  • graphic novels for all ages
  • online access to a selection of medical and technical journals
  • we don't hold car manuals - but we can usually source them for you from other libraries 
  • newspapers, magazines and DVDs
  • dedicated children's and young adult's collections
  • large print and talking book collections designed to meet the needs of (but not limited to) for seniors
  • e-books and help connecting your e-reader to our catalogue
  • family history and local history resources, including access to the databases.

Services the Mercury Bay Library offers

  • seasonal reading programmes and/or holiday activities for children and teens
  • toddler time for pre-schoolers.
  • delivery of books to housebound readers on a temporary or permanent basis
  • reader's advisory and help in selecting the right material for yourself and /or your children 
  • free internet access 
  • printing, photocopying, faxing, and laminating.

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