Wellington City Library

On 19 March 2019 we made the decision to close the Central Library after receiving advice from engineers that the building has structural vulnerabilities which may mean it may not perform well in the event of a significant earthquake. The footpath around the Library building and the public car park has also been closed. The Library will be closed until further notice, as we start to investigate options and make some decisions about what approach we take to repairs. Until we know the nature of the repair work, we are not in a position to say when the Library will be reopened and how much it might cost.

We are looking at ways to offer alternative library services, including making use of our community branches, digital services and other offerings in the central city. For more information, please visit our website.

On 19 March 2019 we made the decision to close the Central Library after receiving advice from engineers that the building has structural vulnerabilities which may mean it may not perform well in the event of a significant earthquake. The footpath around the Library building and the public car park has also been closed. The Library will be closed until further notice, as we start to investigate options and make some decisions about what approach we take to repairs. Until we know the nature of the repair work, we are not in a position to say when the Library will be reopened and how much it might cost.

We are looking at ways to offer alternative library services, including making use of our community branches, digital services and other offerings in the central city. For more information, please visit our website.