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Welcome to My Library. In this section, you can find useful information on many aspects of the Napier Libraries experience. Please use the menu on the left-hand side of this page to navigate My Library.

Napier Libraries offer extensive resources and provide safe and welcoming community spaces where the informational, recreational and educational needs of everyone are met.

Both our Napier and Taradale branches offer extensive collections of adult, children and teen fiction, non-fiction, large print, magazines, talking books and DVDs. Facilities provided include quiet study spaces; children's and teens' spaces; public internet and wifi; research databases; research and reference facilities.

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We've been on a remarkable journey of discovery to find out what your libraries of the future looks like.

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Thank you for your feedback on our draft Library Strategy!

The Library Strategy has now been adopted by council and we can now progress with planning and developing a new city centre library for our community.

The steps will be:

  • Develop and recommend a process for site selection including assessment criteria, with reference to the Civic Building business case and subsequent Statement of Proposal and Council’s Long Term Plan (2018-28).
  • Ensure the objectives and requirements within the Library Strategy are the key component of the assessment criteria for site selection.
  • Undertake engagement with key stakeholders during the process prior to full consultation.
  • Complete the site options analysis and make recommendations to Council.
  • Seek feedback from key stakeholders and the community on the site selection.
  • Build our new purpose built city centre library.

 Our strategic plan had some key focus areas that we will now work on delivering:

  • Enabling access
  • Space for all
  • Knowledge advocacy - such as supporting lifelong learning, literacy and reading
  • Community collaborators - delivering outreach programmes and using our expertise to bring benefits to areas of our community that need it most.
  • Sustainable futures

The Library Strategy reflects where a library service can be a positive part of our communities’ lives today and in the future.

For more information about the library and the development of the strategy please refer to these FAQs.

Click here for the Library Strategy 

 

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Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.
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Napier Libraries joins the fight against Covid-19
With medical personal protective equipment being worth its weight in gold, Napier Libraries is doing its bit in the war on COVID-19 by 3D printing face shield frames.
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LIBRARIES CLOSED
Due to the COVID-19 announcement by Government, both Napier and Taradale Libraries are closed until further notice PLEASE DO NOT RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS OR OTHER MATERIAL Your books and other material have been auto-renewed to 13 June. In these unprecedented times, we're here to help. Please make the most of our website and other digital services. There are so many options including downloadable movies and courses (Kanopy), E-Audio and E-Books, online newspapers and magazines as well as a range of research databases.
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