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Napier Library

Napier Library is housed in a dignified older building within the Central Business District close to all amenities, and accommodated on two floors with lift and stair access to the research floor which houses the primary reference collection for Napier City.

The Library interior is tastefully decorated with wooden Rimu ceilings; and the décor reflects the colour elements of the sky, earth and sea. A selection of pleasant reading, relaxing and study areas are designed to enhance your visit; whatever your purpose. Our children’s department is a bright and vibrant area in primary colours and provides ample space for the young ones to enjoy their library experience.

As a city library we are visited by a wide cross section of people of all ages, from the very young to senior citizens; and our borrowing public is boosted by visitors from far flung places of the world.

Napier Library is a busy and vibrant place and our dedicated and helpful staff are here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need assistance.

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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 Library is on the move
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Sweet memories shared as Napier Library prepares to move
The Napier Library has meant many things to countless locals and visitors alike - a place to sit and rest awhile, get lost in a good book, research a school project, enjoy story time, take advice from the knowledgeable staff, or encourage a hungry little mind.
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P: +64 6 834 4180
F: +64 6 834 4138
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