If you are unable to find the book or article you want, then we may be able to get it for you from another library. Interlibrary loan is a co-operative scheme where libraries in New Zealand and Australia lend books and other items to each other, and supply copies of articles. There is a fee for this service to cover the return postage costs.

Interloan Request

Suggestions for purchase

If there is a recently published title that you think the library should have in the collections, you can make a suggestion for purchase. Please be aware that making a suggestion does not mean the library will actually purchase a copy of the title, however it will be considered in line with our selection guidelines.

Suggest a purchase

Computers & wifi

Our libraries are members of APNK (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa), which means we offer free, chrome-based wireless internet to all. Ōtorohanga and Kāwhia Libraries offers a free, secure wifi connection, which is available 24/7 within the library and its surrounding area. The passcode to access either connection is apnk2765. 

Click and courier/collect 

During the COVID19 pandemic, if you are at home isolating due to COVID19, you can get library books delivered to your home. Or you can get someone to collect a selection for you from the library. Contact us if you are interested in this service.

Digital learning 

The library offers free computer mentoring sessions to help you get the most out of your device. You can make an appointment with a library staff member for a one on one session. 

Free Stepping UP computer classes.
In partnership with Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, we offer free computer classes that aim to increase digital knowledge, skills and confidence. To make a booking for any of these sessions please ask at the library. 

Skinny Jump 

If you know someone who doesn’t have a broadband internet connection at home, get them to enquire about Skinny Jump at the library. If they’re eligible we’ll show them how to set up and use their Skinny Jump account and brand new modem.


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Rural delivery 

This service is perfect for busy families in outlying rural areas of our district who find it tricky to come into Ōtorohanga township on a regular basis. For a fee the library can send a package of books weighing up to 25kg to your rural address. Contact us about this service.

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