Wairarapa Library Service

South Wairarapa has three libraries which, with Carterton Library, form the Wairarapa Library Service.

From October 2021, a new library system has been installed at Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough, and Carterton libraries. This has brought significant improvements, including the wiping of overdue fees and of fees for reserving an item(s) from another library.

If you swap your library card to a SMART card, it’ll give you access to Masterton, Hutt City (Lower), Porirua, Kapiti, WelTec and Whitireia’s libraries as well.  

You can borrow and return books from any of the four libraries which offer a range of regular programmes to promote literacy.

The service’s collections offer a wide variety of items including ebooks, e-magazines and audio books which can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

We want your views!

Libraries are increasingly less of a book lending service and much more like community hubs.

A survey is being done by local government entity Taituara and Public Libraries NZ to help public libraries better demonstrate the value that their contributions make to their areas. 

The survey asks questions about how libraries are perceived by the community. It will enable councils and others to compare perceptions for the provision of library services across the country, now and in the future. The survey is open until the end of November. Please feel free to take the survey

Services Available

  • Need a library card? Visit our web page 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 library@wls.org.nz. We’re here to help.

Visit the Wairarapa Library Service website or our Facebook page to find out more.

Wairarapa Library Service

Featherston Library
70-72 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  9:30am – 1:00pm
Ph:  06 308 9030
email:  library@wls.org.nz

Martinborough Library
Waihinga Centre, Texas Street, Martinborough
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  9:30am – 1:00pm
Ph:  06 306 9758
Email: library@wls.org.nz

Greytown Town Hall and Library
Greytown Town Centre, 89 Main Street, Greytown
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  9:30am – 1:00pm
Ph:  06 304 9061
Email: library@wls.org.nz

Carterton Library
Holloway Street, Carterton
Mon – Fri:  9:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:  9.30am – 1:00pm
Ph:  06 379 4080
Email: library@wls.org.nz

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