The Chatham Islands Council has a small library situated in the reception area.

Fiction and non-fiction books have been donated and are free to borrow.

Wellington City Library(external link) supports our library, and sends a variety of books and DVDs bi-monthly.

Chatham Islands Council facilitates and manages loans to individual customers from this collection whilst it is on loan to them. Book requests can be made at reception.

Book rentals

  • Per book: Free

DVD hire

  • Per night: $5 per DVD

Chatham Islands residents can also access the full collection at Wellington City Libraries by joining their library service.

This membership has the same conditions as Wellington residents, except members on the Chathams are required to pay postage for deliveries. Most items are issued for six weeks. This also entitles customers to use Wellington City Libraries’ online services, including:

  • PressReader (eNewspapers and Magazines)
  • E-books
  • Online tutorials
  • Music
  • Languages

These online services can be accessed using your Wellington City Libraries library card number.

Chatham Islands Council initiates the membership process to monitor eligibility, then the customer relationship is directly with Wellington City Libraries.

For further information about services Wellington City Libraries can provide Chatham Islands residents, or to become a library member, please contact the Chatham Islands Council office.

Library Services