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"Kāpiti Coast District Libraries will always be a place of joy and discovery, enriching the lives and cultural experiences of our community."  

Membership - Update

From 1 October 2014, anyone living, working, owning property or studying on the Kāpiti Coast can join the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries at no charge and use the resources of all of our SMART libraries.

Horowhenua residents who do not meet the above criteria can still join Kāpiti Coast District Libraries and enjoy free use of all of our services and resources.

Anyone who is not in either of these categories can either join Kāpiti Coast District Libraries as a subscription member ($60 for six months or $120 per annum per household), or pay $2 per item issued. 

Notice of Filming - Paraparaumu Library

On Monday, November 3, Paraparaumu Library will used as a location to photograph and record footage for library-produced WW100 mini-documentaries. Photography and/or filming will take place in the library between 11am and 4pm.

By your presence in this area during these times, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs or films please avoid the areas of filming or make yourself known to staff.

Thank you for your cooperation.


What's on @ My Library 


The next get together of the WRAPPERS group (teen Writers, Readers And Poets) will be Friday 7th November.  If you are a teen who loves reading please join us from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the teen area of Paraparaumu Library.

Celebrate Movember at Kāpiti Coast District Libraries



This Week in NZ History

October 24 1913

Events in Wellington on and around 24 October marked the beginning of the Great Strike of 1913 – a bitter two-month struggle that would ultimately involve 16,000 unionists around the country. For several weeks the country was on the brink of violent revolution.



Image: Alexander Turnbull Library

The Historical Photograph Collection holds a range of interesting images of local people, places and events - including these early photographs of Paraparaumu School. If you would like to see more of our collection - contact the Heritage & Māori Collections Co-ordinator.

  Search for NEW BOOKS on our catalogue


Te Kupu o te Wiki
Word of the Week

homai - pass/give (to me)   

“Homai te pakipaki” literally translates from Maori as “give the clap”. It is a phrase frequently used by the host to encourage the audience to show their appreciation for a guest speaker by giving them a round of applause.