Wairarapa Library Service

During COVID Level 2 Libraries will reopen 10am Saturday 11 September.

Library staff are in the middle of a major system change.  We have had to reschedule aspects of the project because of COVID Alert levels and because of social distancing requirements we are now doing a three day intensive training on the new system, online.

In the meantime you can still access ebooks, emagazines and audio books through the libraries’ website of Libby app.  We have various programmes operating via our Facebook pages.   You can return library items into the after-hour drop boxes.

Thanks for your understanding and support – we look forward to seeing you all again from Saturday!


The South Wairarapa and Carterton District Councils work together as the Wairarapa Library Service. You can borrow and return books from the libraries in Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, and Carterton. The Libraries offer a range of regular programmes which celebrate literacy.

Alongside print collections, Wairarapa Library Service collections include ebooks, emagazines, and audio books which you can access from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer!

Services Currently Available:

  • Need a library card? Visit our webpage to sign up for a new account. Just click on My Account and fill in the online form, and we’ll be in touch to make sure you’re good to go.
  • Download our app! Browse the catalogue or, even better, download the very handy Wairarapa Library Service app to browse, see what you’ve checked out, and renew your books.
  • How to login to your account: To login to either the WLS website or app, enter your card number and PIN—unless you’ve reset it, the PIN should be the last four digits of your card.
  • Download the Libby app to read free ebooks. The app will ask you to find your library, then login with your card number and PIN—again, it’s probably the last four digits of your card. Once you’ve logged in, the app takes you to a page with all sorts of different categories and suggestions. Use the search button at the bottom to look for specific authors and titles. (Note that Libby has the WLS filed under the “Lower North Island” ebook system—if you see that name once you’ve logged in, you’re in the right place.)
  • Listen to audio books! Libby also gives you access to thousands of audio books. Just tap the “audiobooks” tag or look for titles with the little earbuds next to them.

Confused? Locked out of your account? Drop us an email at libraries@swdc.govt.nz. We’re here to help.

Visit the Wairarapa Library Service website or each branch’s Facebook page to find out more.

Wairarapa Library Service Libraries

Featherston Library
70-72 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Ph:  06 308 9030
email:  libraries@swdc.govt.nz

Martinborough Library
Waihinga Centre, Texas Street, Martinborough
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Ph:  06 306 9758
Email: libraries@swdc.govt.nz

Greytown Town Hall and Library
Greytown Town Centre, 89 Main Street, Greytown
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Ph:  06 304 9061
Email: libraries@swdc.govt.nz

Carterton Library
Holloway Street, Carterton
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Ph:  06 379 4080
Email: library@cdc.govt.nz

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