Magazines change to a two week loan period Monday, 2 July.


14 Sep 2017

Nelson Public Libraries celebrate 175 years

On 27 September, Nelson Public Libraries, and our early partners, the Nelson Institute will celebrate 175 years of operation. No other library in the country can say they have served the community for a longer period of time. All are welcome to join us - we have events, and displays, throughout the day.

30 Aug 2017

At Your Library - September 2017

2017 marks the 175th year of continuous operation of Nelson Public Libraries. Our first building was opened on 27 September 1842, as the Nelson Philosophical and Literary Institute.

1 Aug 2017

Family History Month 2017

Starting Genealogy

Tue 1st, Tue 8th   9.30am – 11.30 am

Judith Fitchett - Volunteer at Ancestors’ Attic and member of the NZ Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family story. For beginners.

1 Jul 2017

At Your Library - July 2017

Round up the family for stories, history, science and fun by night in our city libraries, 19th-century Heritage Houses, and Founders Heritage Park.

6 Jun 2017

Matariki events


Learn methods of preparation and uses for Kawakawa – Noelene Hemi

Wednesday 21 June, 1-2pm. Entry, $2 Koha

Noelene is an experienced local ‘Traditional Rongoa Māori Adviser’ with a vast amount of experience and expertise in working with New Zealand native and endemic species of flora and fauna.

26 Apr 2017

At your Library - May 2017

May is New Zealand Music Month, with a series of free performances at Elma Turner Library. We also feature Book Night - a cosy evening for book lovers, as well as our regular events, community corner sessions, classes and children's/ teen activities.