My Library


What's on at the libraries.


Search from over 500,000 items in our catalogue.

Locations & Opening Hours

Find out all you need to know about where our libraries are and their opening hours.

How Do I?

Answers to basic questions about using the library.

Fees & Charges

Lending   Loans/reserves Library membership Other Coastlands meeting room at the Paraparaumu Library hire Related links Lending Best seller books (1) $4.80 DVDs (1) $3.80 or $5.20 for multi disc set Talking books no charge Loans/reserves Interloans...

Justice of the Peace

Free JP service available at Paraparaumu Library.

eBooks & eAudio Books

FREE to borrow and no late fees Over 5,000 digital titles —from popular fiction and international bestsellers to children's books, travel guides, cook books and more Have a smartphone or tablet ? Download the Axis 360 app (once downloaded you don’t nee...

The Learning Centre

A Community Learning Space

Suggestions to Buy

Tell us what you would like to see in the libraries.

Something Different to Read

Our librarians are happy to help you find books to your liking and introduce you to new authors and subjects. They can even put together a personalised booklist for you if you like.

Online Databases

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries have subscribed to a number of digital resources so you can use them for free.

Newspapers & Magazines

The libraries have current local and regional newspapers for you to enjoy as well as a wide range of magazines.

Book Club in a Bag

Is your book discussion group looking for new titles? Can’t get enough copies of the book? Check out our Book Club in a Bag kits.

Adult Learners & Jobseekers

Libraries have a long tradition of providing resources and services for adults wanting to improve their reading and writing skills. We can also help you to get started on your path to employment.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries is a non-profit organisation and one of the longest lasting and most active library Friends groups in New Zealand.


Library resources on sustainability topics.

History & Mission Statement

                    History of the Libraries Prior to 1989, the three main libraries in our district were each funded and run by different local bodies. In 1989, the Local Bodies Act was passed and it was at this time that the Ōtaki, Waikanae and...

If you're a poet, we want to know it!

The poetry competition is now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered!