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At Nelson Public Libraries we have been adjusting our programmes and services in line with the COVID-19 Protection Framework and are aware that these could change over the next few months.

At present, all three of our branches – Elma Turner, Stoke, and the Nightingale Library Memorial – are open and operating under their regular hours. In addition, we are running our regular programming at the Elma Turner Library and have a Click and Collect service for those who are unable to visit the library.
Libraries are really important for our community and we’re taking action to keep them open as much as possible while Covid-19 is in the community. However, our availability may change at short notice as the Omicron outbreak impacts staffing or our ability to safely provide all programmes and services. These changes could include the following:

  • Temporary closure or reduced hours at one or more of our branches due to staff shortage.
  • Cancellation of library programmes.
  • Temporary pause of the Click and Collect service.

Given the unpredictability of COVID-19, we recommend checking our website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. We appreciate your understanding and can be reached at library@ncc.govt.nz or on (03) 546 8100 if you have any further questions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe and well out there; kia kaha.


Events and Programmes Calendar

This Saturday: 
Join author Christine Leunens at the launch of her latest book In Amber's Wake.
Saturday 12 March, 2 - 3pm. Elma Turner Library. 

Set in New Zealand during the fast-changing, tumultuous 1980s era of the anti-nuclear movement, Springbok rugby tour protests, and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. In Amber's Wake is a powerful and passionate novel that shows the staggering lengths some people will go to for those they love. Christine Leunens is the author of Prix-Medicis-nominated book Caging Skies, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning movie Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi. The film adaption of In Amber's Wake, whose screenplay Leunens penned, is currently being made into a motion picture.

Please note that bookings are required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100.

This is a free event with books available to purchase on the day thanks to Page and Blackmore.

Community support while self-isolating

Isolating at home can be tough! We have pulled together a range of resources to help you through. Check some of the official guidelines for isolating, and how to prepare beforehand. 

Library computer survey

This survey is an opportunity for you to have your say and share your experience using the APNK computer and internet services in our libraries.

Your feedback will help us to provide an even better service to the New Zealand public.

There are 20 questions, and it should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely anonymous

One genre to rule them all! Whether you are loving romance, or would murder a good mystery, help your favourite genre battle it out to come out on top.

Check out the display in Elma Turner Library throughout March. Enter the titles of books you have read to be in to win prizes – and maybe see your favourite genre beat out the competitors!

Want to try your luck in your favourite genre, or even explore one you don’t usually read? Pick up a genre bag of mystery reads. You might even discover a new favourite author!

Vote for your favourite genre

What you've voted for so far

The Girl in the Mirror; The Haunting of Hill House; The Quaker; Body Tourists; The Invisible Life of Addie Larue; The Mother-in-Law

Click & Collect

To make sure all our customers have access to our wonderful collection we have introduced a Click and Collect service. This is available for all members of our community.

Please visit our website for more information about how this service works, FAQs, and to fill out a form to request some books. 

Alternatively you can phone us on 03 546 8100 and we can complete a form on your behalf, or answer any questions you have about the service. 
Info about COVID-19 Protection Framework
Unite Against COVID-19: For the latest COVID-19 news and information visit: covid-19.govt.nz or facebook.com/UniteAgainstCOVID19. To get up-to-date information about Nelson City Council services visit our.nelson.govt.nz or facebook.com/nelsoncitycouncil. For local public health messages visit facebook.com/nelsonmarlboroughhealth. Kia kaha Whākatu.
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