Books, magazines and DVDs

Whanganui District Library has more than 100,000 items you can borrow – and they are borrowed around half a million times each year. Members can borrow items for the whole family – adults, young adults and children – from all six library branches across the district. We also have extensive reference and heritage collections and archives.

Our borrowable collections consist of:

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Large-print
  • Graphic novels
  • Magazines
  • DVDs & Music CDs
  • Talking books
  • Children’s picturebooks
  • Children’s early readers, board books & cassettes
  • Te Taurawhiri (specialist Maori collections)

We currently hold the following in our reference sections:

  • Vehicle repair manuals
  • Electoral rolls and phone books
  • Local government and district health board minutes/agendas
  • New Zealand Statutes and order papers
  • A selection of national, regional and Whanganui newspapers