Wellington City Libraries, Wellington

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When you're in need of a break from city sightseeing, Wellington City Libraries provides ample space to escape the hustle and bustle. Curl up with a book, browse the selection of newspapers and magazines, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite cafe. Public computers and Wi-Fi are free for both members and non-members. Look out for regular events, from children's story time to film screenings. Stop by the visitor's information center (located in the same building) for answers to any tourism-related questions. Wellington City Libraries is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Wellington Edition.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Staff very helpful. Best library I have ever been to. When using the phone app getting a book is super easy.  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    I hadn't intended to visit the library but while walking around downtown Wellington, it stood before me and was striking. For one thing it takes up a whole city block and is several stories high. A gl...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    If you need to access some free wifi, the Library is a great place to do it. It's a beautiful building with plenty of resources whether you're doing research or just trying to make your next booking.  more »
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  • Fantastic central community library: magazines, CDs, DVDs, reference, journals, books, great kids, YA areas, study zones An essential part of life in Wellington (especially if you have a family). Very treasured.
  • nice library they let you lie down to read your book and no one told you off for that. librarian not interested in being my friend.
  • A fantastic library with a great cafe. Has an extensive catalogue of books, DVDs, audio books and more. Even the magazine and newspaper selection rivals anyone's.
  • 2nd home. Lol i spent my life studying here for 3 weeks before exams. nice place. Need to make their wifi faster though. Also wish that they were open longer than 3hrs on Sundays.
  • Best library in the city!! So many things to read and the audio selection is second to none!!

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