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.

Regular 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 public holidays (see below)


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 Jean Batten Square.

2023 public holidays - we are closed

New Year's Day Sunday 1 January
New Year's Holiday Monday 2 January
New Year's Day Observed Tuesday 3 January
Auckland Anniversary Monday 30 January
Waitangi Day Monday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 7 April
Easter Monday Monday 10 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
King's Birthday Monday 5 June
Matariki Friday 14 July
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December