Pop up Library in South City on Monday 18 June

We are holding a special Pop up Library while we are closed for refurbishment. Come along at the times below to enjoy taster sessions of our most popular programmes!
Wriggle and Rhyme - Photos of Mums and Babies


  • 10.30 - 11.15am Wriggle and Rhyme
  • 12:00 - 1.30pm The Chatter
  • 1.30 - 3.30pm Lego
  • 1.30 - 3.30pm Colour Me Happy
  • 1.30 - 3.30pm Adult Board Games
  • 1.30 - 3.30pm Crafternoon Tea
  • 2:00 – 2.30pm Preschool Storytime

Register now for our Harry Potter Escape Room for Teens and Families – Event Full

Updated 9 June: This event is now fully booked! 

Put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test! Can you escape Snape’s Potion Study before time runs out? You and your fellow Hogwarts’s students have just 45 minutes to escape the room before You-Know-Who arrives.

This escape room is recommended for those aged 12 to 100 years old. Family and friend groups welcome. Younger family members welcome when with a family group. Registrations are essential.  Please no groups bigger than 6 people.

Upcoming Library closures: 17 and 18 June

Thank you for your patience while the refurbishment project is underway.

At present we are moving collections from Adults’ Services across to Children’s Services and contractors are starting to lay new carpet tiles in Information Services.  Once completed Collections will start to be moved back to Information Services.

Stage 2 starts 15 June

  • Access to Adults’ Services will be closed from 17 June
  • The Library will be closed to the public on Sunday 17 June and Monday 18 June to allow for removal of tiles on the ground floor.
  • The Library will be open to the public on Tuesday 19 June with foyer access restricted and some noise as work is completed. Access will be from Dee St.
  • Access from Leven St Car Park building is not available on the ground floor – use first floor if accessing Information Services and lane between Railway Hotel and Leven St Car Park building to enter via Dee St.
  • The Returns will be on the Children’s side of the foyer.
  • Non-fiction and Biographies will be upstairs in Information Services.

Please ask staff if you require any assistance.

All updates about changes will be available on our website , Facebook page and notices in the library.

Changes to Meeting Room access on 28 May

Floor Plan of Access Door to Meeting Room

As part of the Library refurbishment process, access to the first floor of the Library will be prohibited from 4:00pm on 28 May. Access to the Meeting room (temporary Information Services and internet computers)will be via the fire exit stairs, with the entrance located on Dee street.   We regret to inform you that we will not be able to provide alternative access for those with mobility issues during this time.

Access will return to normal on Tuesday 29 May.

Join us for a free talk from author Gavin Bishop

Author and Illustrator Gavin Bishop

Join us down at the Invercargill Public Library and meet award winning New Zealand author and illustrator Gavin Bishop. Gavin was born in Invercargill and will be back in his home town for a book reading and signing session, Thursday 14 June. Get the family together and come on down!


Book signing:
Whitcoulls – 54 Esk Street

Free reading:

Invercargill Public Library – Learning and Activity Space