Outreach & Mobile Library


Rotorua Mobile Library, Te Waka Mātauranga

The Rotorua Mobile Library service, Te Waka Mātauranga, takes Rotorua Library out to numerous schools and retirement homes.  This valuable service is overseen by Robyn Skipwith, our Outreach Coordinator, . 

​About the Mobile Library Service

Books ​head out on the road in a new Renault Master van custom fitted with mobile book trolleys and a hoist platform.  

Several library staff members operate the Mobile Library with each having their regular stops.  

The Mobile Library now spends longer at each stop and books are brought inside the site. Members of the community can truly experience the library popping up at their place and get the chance to browse the books in their own environment, interact with staff, and chat about their favourite books and authors. 

Books selected for each stop can be tailored to the needs of regular Mobile Library users and books on offer can be fine-tuned on a daily basis. 

Pounamu Pukapuka

Pounamu Pukapuka is an innovative programme which makes bulk loans of picture and board books, early readers, non-fiction & some children's Māori collection materials to early childhood centres and pre-schools. ​
Find out if your organisation is eligible HERE.

Housebound Services

The housebound service is a fortnightly delivery service available for users who are unable to visit either the main library or the Mobile Library, either on a permanent or a temporary basis, because of illness or infirmity and who have no other person readily available to come to the library to select their materials. Find out more details and how you can apply HERE.

Talks about the Library

if you would like to have a talk at your workplace about what the library has to offer please email HERE​. ​

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the Mobile Library service please contact Robyn Skipwith by phone 07 351 7032 or email​.

Page reviewed: 12 Jun 2020 4:52pm