How do I access Dial the News?

Ring 06 349 3290 for free to listen to items from the Wanganui Chronicle updated daily by our dedicated team of volunteer readers.

What if I can’t get to the library?

The Library Home Service provides items from the library to your door free.

If you are housebound for medical reasons – such as a recent operation, or if mobility problems mean that you can’t get to the library, you can take advantage of this service.

Can you send a fax for me?

Yes, faxes within New Zealand cost $2.00 for the first two pages, then $0.50 per page; international faxes cost $3.00 for the first two pages, then $0.50 per page.

What accessibility aids does the library have?

The Davis Library has a wheelchair, which can also be used for the Alexander Library. There are basket trolleys available. Access is level throughout and the entrance doors to the Davis (only) are automatic.

All facilities have disability parking spaces.

There are magnifying glasses available for the sight impaired. We have large print and audiobook collections. The self-service checkout kiosks have sight-impaired options and are height adjustable.

What are the opening hours?

The Davis Library is open seven days a week; Gonville Library is open Monday to Saturday; the Alexander Library is open weekdays only; and Hakeke Street Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Hours, locations and contact details can be found on the Where we are page.

Does the Library have a café?

The Davis and Gonville Libraries both have cafés offering a range of coffees,  teas and soft drinks and a selection of snacks.

Can I charge my phone at the Library?

Yes, you can. There are power outlets available for customers within the Davis, Gonville and Alexander Libraries. You will need to bring your own charger.

Do you have meeting rooms the public can use?

Yes, we do.

The Alexander Library has two spaces that may be booked: a meeting room (the Alexander Lounge); and outside normal opening hours the main room in the Alexander Library may be hired for talks and events. Note that food and drink are not allowed in the main room.

There is a meeting room adjacent to the Gonville Library.

There are no bookable spaces in the Davis Library.

For Hakeke Street Library, please contact Whanganui Advocacy and Support Trust.