Alert Level 1 at the Library

From Tuesday 22 September we move to Alert Level 1. What does this mean for you?

  • Clubs and programmes will run as usual.
  • Our school holidays activities will continue as planned from 28 September.
  • A larger range of big games are back in the children’s area.
  • More internet computers are available, with the usual 30 minute time limit.
  • Our My Book Bag free delivery service is still running.

NZ Covid Tracer app QR codes remain available at all entrances so you can record your visit.

Escape room is now fully booked

Our Escape room is now fully booked. To be notified next time we run an Escape Room, register below.

Score yourself a bargain at the Library Book Sale!

📚 Score yourself a bargain!

From Friday 25 until Monday 28 September the annual Library Book Sale will be taking place in the Library foyer. A wide range of ex-library DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles, and books will be available to purchase at discounted prices.

📦 Fill a box for $5!

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📢 Sale prices reduced! See in store!

The Library at Alert Level 2

Last updated: 9:20am 12 August 2020

From 12:00pm Wednesday 12 August Invercargill will be moving to Alert Level 2. If you’re coming into the Library please be aware of the following changes to our services during Level 2:


  • Our My Book Bag service is now available to anyone in the Invercargill area – order your free contactless delivery of books at
  • Patrons are encouraged to use self-checkout machines


  • The after-hours returns slot will be open 24/7 if you don’t feel comfortable coming into the Library to return your books

Clubs and Programmes

Health and Safety

  • Do not come into the Library if you are feeling unwell
  • Social distancing of 1 metres will be enforced
  • Hand sanitiser is available at all entrances/exits
  • You will be asked for your name and contact details when entering and exiting
  • A maximum capacity of 100 people within the Library will be enforced

Public Computers

  • Wifi is available
  • A reduced number of computers are available to maintain social distancing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get books delivered?

You can order free contactless delivery of materials to your home. Visit to order.

Can I choose my own books?

Yes, you may come to the library to return books, collect holds or a pre-selected loan and choose and issue your own books. Assistance will be available however our staff will maintain social distancing.

Can I study at the Library?

Yes, you can study at the Library. It is recommended that you use the allocated space on the first floor and you are limited to 2 hours.

Can I bring my children to the Library?

Yes, however physical games and toys will not be available at the Library during Alert Level 2.