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Services

ReadingDigital Literacy and Computer Training

Our libraries offer Stepping Up courses for our community to learn to use the Internet and computers/tablets/phones.  The Digital Steps programme is run in our library branches by trained staff members in classes of up to 6. These classes have been prepared by the Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa Trust.

See the calendar of events and register your interest at: DIAA Stepping Up

You can also 'Book a Librarian' for one-on-one help by phone or email.

Collections

Our collections include:

  • Popular fiction collections (Adult, Teen and Child)
  • Maori collection (Adult and Child)
  • Information books on a wide variety of subjects (Adult, Teen and Child)
  • Ebooks and audiobooks through Wheelers ePlatform
  • DVD and Blu-Ray discs (Adult, Child)
  • Talking Books (Adult, Teen and Child)
  • Local History (non-Fiction collection and vertical files)
  • Magazines
  • Large Print

Mum and child at the library

  • Early reading books including Board Books, Picture Books, First Readers and Easy Chapters

We also hold:

  • Local Electoral Rolls
  • Encyclopedia and atlases
  • Local Telephone Books
  • Council Documents (Agendas, Minutes, proposals etc)
  • Enviroment Waikato Policy Documents

Newspapers

Each library has the New Zealand Herald and Waikato Times delivered daily. Also available are the local papers: Scene (Matamata), Morrinsville News, Te Aroha News, Matamata Chronicle & Piako Post.

We also subscribe to PressReader which gives access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines on your PC or mobile device.

Internet and Scanning

Free internet is available in all three libraries, with 30 minutes guaranteed per person per day, thanks to the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa

All three libraries are a free WiFi Hotspot.  Scanners are available free of charge to scan documents to USB or email.

Photocopier

Each library has a 'self serve' photocopier.  See charges and loan periods for more information.