Location and hours

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Location and hours


Rotorua Library is established in Te Aka Mauri, between Haupapa and Arawa Streets. Our front entrance faces out to Jean Batten Square which has been extensively landscaped to include a unique children's playground and green space for relaxation.

Parking is available on both streets and there are several Mobility Parking spaces on Haupapa Street next to Te Aka Mauri. Longer term parking is available in the car park across Haupapa Street. The local bus services operates from the Arawa Street end of Te Aka Mauri which services urban Rotorua.

Normal Library Hours

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
The Heritage & Research area on the 2nd Floor is CLOSED on Sundays

The Library is CLOSED on all Statutory Holidays


All library items, except toys, can be returned through the after hours returns slots at any time of day even outside of library opening hours. These are located at each end of Rotorua Library facing the Jean Batten Park.

2022 Statutory Holidays

New Year's DaySaturday 1 January and observed Monday 3 January
Day After New Year's DaySunday 2 January and observed Tuesday 4 January
Auckland Anniversary DayMonday 31 January
Waitangi DaySunday 6 February and observed Monday 7 February
Good FridayFriday 15 April
Easter MondayMonday 18 April
Anzac DayMonday 25 April
Queen's BirthdayMonday 6 June
MatarikiFriday 24 June
Labour DayMonday 24 October
Christmas DaySunday 25 December and observed Tuesday 27 December
Boxing DayMonday 26 December