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Your Library at Alert Level 2

Hutt City Libraries are now reopened! Please make sure you check our temporary reduced hours.

  • You will need to sign in with your name and contact details before entering any of our libraries during Level Two to help with potential contact tracing by the Ministry of Health.
  • Moera Library will remain closed for now, as the site is too small to enable physical distancing.
  • Naenae and Taita Clubhouses will re-open on Tuesday 2 June, with reduced opening hours, and with health and safety requirements in place.
    • Naenae Clubhouse will be open from 3-5:30pm for College sessions only, due to physical distancing requirements.
    • Taita Clubhouse will be open from 3-5:30pm for all ages.
  • All items that were already on loan when Level Four restrictions began have had their due date extended to Thursday 4 June.
  • Any overdue charges will be waived until Thursday 4 June.
  • Loan periods have been extended for all items - for more information see our temporary loan periods.
  • Some on-site programmes and activities are now running. Check out What's On or visit our social media pages for further details on which programmes and events are being held at which libraries.

Please continue to use our eResources, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for online activities and programmes.

Don't forget you can now sign up for membership online!

If you have any queries please contact our Ask a Librarian service on libraries@huttcity.govt.nz.


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Online Resources

Stay connected with Hutt City Libraries' lockdown newsletter

Whether you're at home on your own, finding home-schooling a challenge, or looking for fun activities to do with (or without!) your family, Hutt City Libraries are here to help.

Our twice-weekly newsletter showcases our eResources and shares the very best free content from around the internet.

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eResources

Learn, laugh, sing, dance, draw and more with your local library!

Our website has access to heaps of cool stuff to see you through the next few weeks.

Find eBooks, music, films, databases, courses, newspapers, and magazines on our eResources page.

To access Ancestry from home, please click here to login and access our Ancestry link.

It's alll free and available 24/7 to anyone with a library membership!

For help or advice visit our eResources page or email libraries@huttcity.govt.nz.


Kids eResources

Digital Distractions - Online activities and projects for your tamariki

Fed up with the family? Run out of things to watch on Netflix? Try some of these fun activities for kids (and big kids!).

Have a crack at coding

Arts and Crafts

  • Watch Caines Arcade and make your own cardboard arcade game
  • Build a pillow fort and read books in it!
  • Make a zine with this template and these instructions and ideas. You could make a zine about your favourite artist or musician, a thing you are an expert on, something you've done or would like to do in the future
  • Travel to the world's greatest museums with your own personal museum guide

Writing Projects

  • Get your writing published in our isolation zine! Submit any writing you'd like us to consider to librariesevents@huttcity.govt.nz with the subject line ‘Quaranzine submission’.
  • Love writing? Enter the North and South Short Story Competition
  • Write a short play or drama about a family in lockdown during Covid-19. If you feel inspired film it!
  • Create a daily journal to record your feelings and thoughts during this time

Free Music Programs

Searchable Sound Libraries

Thanks to the team at Naenae Clubhouse for pulling this list together.

For other activity ideas please check out Hutt City Libraries and Naenae Clubhouse on Facebook.


This page was last updated on 4 June 2020