Adults' collection

Print collections


Our fiction collection is divided into two areas – general and westerns. 

Recent releases (Ōtorohanga only)

These are housed beside the issue desk, and can be identified by the 'recent release' sticker on the front cover. 

Large print

Collections of non-fiction and fiction are both available in large print format at both libraries.

Local history 

The majority of these books are kept behind the counter. Please ask for access. 

Māori collection

At Ōtorohanga, items regarding Māori culture and history are housed together. Look for the koro label on the spine. 


A fabulous and extensive collection of magazines covering a range of topics including lifestyle, fashion, gardening, cars, and more is available at both libraries.


Ōtorohanga Library has copies of the NZ Herald, Waikato Times and King Country News. Copies are kept for one week except for the King Country News, where back copies are kept for three months

Audio/visual collections


Movies, TV programmes and documentaries, with a section for children.

Talking books

A small loan from National Library is available for Print Disabled customers. Please ask at the front counter. 

Ōtorohanga District Library

+64 7 873 7175
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed

Kāwhia War Memorial Library

+64 7 871 0248
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday - 10.30am - 12pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 2pm - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed