The libraries are temporarily closing from Monday 23 March to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through community contact.
The dedicated Government website on COVID-19 is available here.
Council community facilities are closed and will be closed during Level 4 and Level 3. Some staff may be in our buildings during Level 3.
No physical items are available for borrowing at the moment, but this is something we are looking into.
eResources (eBooks and eAudiobooks) are available 24/7.
Te Awamutu Museum will be closed until further notice.
GoWaipā, which operates the Te Awamutu Events Centre and includes Livingstone Aquatics, Club Waipā, Swim Waipā, Sabor café and ASB Stadium, has also closed until further notice.
The Cambridge Museum, which operates independently from Waipā District Council, is also closed to the public.
All facilities remain closed during Level 4 and Level 3.
Council offices are closed during Level 4 and Level 3. Council will continue to offer essential services to residents, and phone and internet services.
These events are all cancelled or postponed until further notice, please keep an eye on our Facebook or this website for up to date information.
Online events will be offered during the period of closure.
For more information about these events click here.
All library facilities will be closed, so we encourage residents to read at home.
Where possible we will do what we can to extend due dates to ensure people do not get overdue fines. Once we have re-opened we will do our best to make sure no one is penalised.
As the closure was at very short notice we were unable to extend hours before we closed. Once re-opening dates are confirmed we will consider extended hours.
Items cannot be placed on hold while the libraries are closed.
During this time the libraries eBooks, eAudiobooks and online databases will be available 24/7 for use.
Holds can be placed on eResources.
Please contact the libraries via our Facebook page.
Please keep all library items you currently have out at home, do not try to return these to either library until further notice.
Bookdrop/afterhours returns will be closed during this time.
Do not leave any items outside the library doors as they will not be collected.
During this time the library catalogue and library app will continue to be available.
Where possible library staff will continue to work on behind the scene tasks, e.g. stock inventory, new book preparation, mending, programming etc.
Posted on 25 May 2020
After being closed for nine weeks our Waipā District Council’s libraries are now open (from Monday 25 May).
It has been a busy time for staff during the closure. As well as cataloguing and processing numerous new books, staff have been able to stocktake each of our collections.
While we will be open to patrons, our top priority is to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff so we ask that you work with us and adhere to restrictions which will be in place.