Covid-19 important information


​​​​​​​​Te Aka Mauri response to COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s update on Monday 23 March 2020, Rotorua Library have made the following changes to library access, programmes and events.

New Zealand is now at “Alert Level 4: Eliminate” - this means the library is currently closed until further notice.

Library loans

Please keep your books at home. You won't be charged overdue fines or extra rental charges.

We have extended loan periods on all physical items that are already on loan. These items are now due back on 1 June 2020. This will be extended again if we remain at "Alert Level 4: Eliminate" beyond this date.​

Use our eLibrary

While you are in social isolation, we encourage residents to make use of our eLibrary resources. These are available free to all library members. Residents without a library card are invited to join as a digital member at This will allow you to make full use of our eLibrary collection.

We have a range of sites you can visit to download and read books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers using your library card:

  • BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Wheelers ePlatform eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • RB Digital online magazines

  • PressReader online newspapers and magazines

The following databases can also be used remotely to access reliable information for study and research purposes:

  • Ebsco - Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

  • Ebsco - Master FILE Premier

  • Ebsco - GreenFile

    ​Ancestry Library Edition, which is usually available within the library, has been made available to search via eLibrary until 30 April.


Online Programmes and Events

While the building may be closed we are working on a programme of online events and activities to keep you entertained, watch Facebook and our website:


Website: April Online​

Kia noho haumaru ki te kainga koutou mo te oranga o to matau whanau, koeke, me nga tamariki mokopuna. Rotorua, he waka eke noa!

Stay safe at home everyone for the benefit of our whanau, koeke and tamariki mokopuna. Rotorua, we are all in this together!

The Te Aka Mauri Team.

If you wish to contact us you can do so in the following ways:

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Health information

Visit the Ministry of Health or COVID-19 websites for the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19. ​

Page reviewed: 09 Apr 2020 4:37pm