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Napier Libraries aim to provide safe and welcoming community spaces, where the informational, recreational and educational needs of everyone are met with free and personalised service.

COVID-19 Response - Level 2 update

  • When reopening the library to the public at Alert Level 2 both our community and library teams safety is paramount. To help enable this there needs to be defined work bubbles that only work in one library. Due to this, Napier Library will be closed on the weekends.
  • Taradale library will operate normal opening hours, seven days a week.
  • We will be following strict guidelines in which everyone who enters the library will need to sign in, a simple scan of your library card or app, as we will be following all contact tracing guidelines set out by the government.
  • Return items in the slots outside Napier and Taradale Libraries, no returns inside the libraries please.
  • Download Napier Libraries ‘Spydus Mobile’ app onto your phone using your library card number and password. You can also issue your books without even going to the self-service machine. Visit their website for information on how to install this app.
  • Make sure you have your library card ready to scan when you get to the library door. The team can also scan your barcode using the Spydus Mobile app too.
  • Reserve, reserve, reserve.  All your reserves will be ready to collect, head to the shelf where they’ve been conveniently issued for you. You will receive a message advising that your reserve has been held until until Alert Level 2. The date will be extended for two weeks after reopening.
  • Three month lending dates will apply to all items including Bestsellers and DVDs.
  • Continue using eBooks and eAudio so the team can attend to those in the community who have no online access.
  • If you have been ill during the past couple of weeks, keep your items at home. No hurry to return, there will be no late fees
  • No library programmes will be running during Alert Level 2
New Title

The absolute book

by Elizabeth Knox
A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things come to light. A book about beautiful societies founded on theft and treachery. It is a book of journeys and returns.

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Red hood

by Elana K Arnold
A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power - and one girl's journey to regain it. You are alone in the woods. And the wolf is angry.

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The kingdom of black

by Marie Lu
Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything.

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The diamond hunter

by Fiona McIntosh
The discovery of a large, flawless diamond - a priceless gem comes at a huge cost, and a dark bargain is struck.

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The burnt country

by Joy Rhoades
Australia 1948. A scandalous secret. A deadly bushfire. An agonizing choice.

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19 love songs

by David Levithan
Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.

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Search, reserve, and renew books online for free through our website. Simply login using your library card number and password (please ask at the library if you require a password).

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