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Other Library Services

We offer a range of services within our libraries including:

For any applicable charges please go to our pricing information.

To enquire about Housebound or reader development please email our Community Librarians.

Community Librarians
Our Community Librarians are here to help with questions about reading and reading development and digital needs and training. Positions are funded through the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme is an initiative of the New Zealand Government to assist libraries support community recovery.

Email a Community Librarian.

You can also Book a Librarian

Let us know what you would like to discuss or need help with and we will organise one of our Librarians to get in touch. Click here to go to the registration page.

In the comments area, please let us know how you wish to be contacted, phone, Zoom or Microsoft Teams and when is the best time for us to contact you.

Room hire

There is a room attached to the Te Awamutu Library that can be hired. This room can hold up to 90 people, with kitchen facilities and toilets available. For more information relating to this room please see here.


For programme information for adults and children click here.

Online Databases

Haynes Car and Motorcycle
The Hayes Manuals AllAccess portfolio covers millions of the most popular cards and motorcycles, and includes detailed information on all the common repair and service tasks. Many of the most popular models also have access to the Haynes OnDemand video tutorials.

Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens and seniors.

New Zealand Geographic
A digital subscription to NZGeo.com includes access to every story New Zealand Geographic have printed, television documentaries from NHNZ, science and environment reporting from RNZ, new photography, photographic tools and even virtual reality video.

(full access available in the libraries)

Today's Science
Today's Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists - giving comprehensive and in depth explanations of some of the most important advances in science.

TumbleBooks Premium
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking books which teach kids the joy of reading in an engaging format. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books by adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book a child can read, or have read to them.

Who Else Writes Like...?
Stuck on what to read next? This database is designed to introduce readers to authors and works that are unfamiliar to them and help answer the often asked question - I've read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?

Who Next...? A Guide To Children's Authors
An interactive guide to children's authors for those who have already enjoyed stories by one writer and want to find other authors they will enjoy reading too. Designed for ages 5-14+ it covers a wide range of genres and themes and also includes titles for dyslexic or struggling readers.

World Book
World Book is an exciting suite of online research tools that includes an encyclopaedia, atlas, homework help, student activities, study aids and curriculum guides complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

Popular Websites

Cambridge Museum
The Cambridge Museum has an extensive collection of archives, artefacts, newspapers and photographs relating to the history of Cambridge, its districts and people.

Fantastic Fiction
Use the different menus to find an author and the books they have written, particularly good for series listings.

Good Reads
Stuck for ideas on what to read next, this is a good starting point.

Provides digital skills to enable older adults to become computer literate in a friendly and enjoyable way - whatever device you have.

Te Awamutu Museum
The Te Awamutu Museum is a central gathering place where local residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience history, art, ideas and culture.

Te Awamutu Museum - Collections
Held within the oldest museum in the Waikato region is a collection of 18,341 items that spans centuries; with taonga Māori and social history artefacts at its heart.

Waipa District Council
Waipa home of champions - building the future together. To partner the community in promoting the wellbeing of the Waipa District and its people.

Local authority.

What's On Waipa
Find out a range of different events, activities and programmes that are going on in Waipa.