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Contactless book services

Contact-free ways to get your book fix at Matamata-Piako Libraries


Library Takeaways

Library Takeaways is a click and collect service, allowing you to request books for pick-up outside of our library buildings during library opening hours.

You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone us (07 889 8388) during library opening hours, advising:

- library card number

- what types of books you need

- confirm which of our three libraries you wish to collect from 

If you have holds waiting for you, we can have these available as a contactless pick-up as well. 

Please wear a mask for the collection of your items.


Books to You: Pukapuka ki a koe

Are you homebound?  Can’t make it to the library?  We can help with that!

If you can’t get into the library because of mobility challenges or illness, or vulnerability during the Covid pandemic, your local library can come to you.

Our free Books To You service lets you borrow real books, magazines, DVDS, talking books and large print, without having to step outside your door. 

You can arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up and collect your books for you, or we can appoint a trusted volunteer.

How do I join?

To get set up, phone 07 889 8388 to talk to one of our team.

They will put you in touch with one of our team leaders, who will chat with you to find out what you are interested in and what books you have enjoyed in the past.  This will help us choose books and magazines to suit you. 

Not a library member yet?  No problem.  We can organise to sign you up.


eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks through ePlatform and Borrowbox 

Read or listen anywhere, any time and on most devices. You will need your library card number and PIN/password. Call or email if you need help setting it up.