The Library at Alert Level 1

From 6am on Sunday 7 March we move to Alert Level 1. What does this mean for your next trip to the library?

  • Clubs and programmes will run as usual.
  • A larger range of games and toys are back in the children’s area.
  • More internet computers are once again available.
  • Our My Book Bag free delivery service is still running.

NZ Covid Tracer app QR codes can still be found at each entrance so you can keep track of your visit.

Can I still get books delivered?

You can order free contactless delivery of materials to your home. Visit ilibrary.co.nz/mybookbag to order.

The Library at Alert Level 2

Last updated: 10:00pm 27 February 2021

From 6.00am Sunday 28 February we moved to Alert Level 2. If you’re coming into the library please be aware of the following changes to our services during Level 2:

Issuing & Returns

  • Our MyBookBag service offers free contactless book deliveries and pickup to all in the Invercargill and Bluff areas: ilibrary.co.nz/mybookbag
  • 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 & Programmes

  • If you feel uncomfortable with your child attending their club please let us know by phoning (03) 211 1444, emailing us, or sending us a message on Facebook
  • Please note that certain programmes and clubs will be postponed under Alert Level 2. If you are part of an affected programme we will contact you to let you know. Cancelled clubs and programmes under Alert Level 2 include:
    • DUPLO Picnic (Tuesdays, 11am–1pm)

Health & Safety

  • Do not come into the library if you are feeling unwell
  • Social distancing of 1 metres will be enforced
  • Contact tracing QR codes available at all entrances
  • Hand sanitiser is available at all entrances
  • 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 ilibrary.co.nz/mybookbag 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 still 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.

The Library at Alert Level 2

Last updated: 9:20am 12 August 2020

As of 11:59pm, Sunday 14 February,  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 Alert Level 2:

Issuing

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

Returns

  • 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 ilibrary.co.nz/mybookbag 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.

Introducing My Book Bag, the safe and convenient way to borrow from the Library!

Introducing My Book Bag! My Book Bag is our new pickup and delivery service that aims to let you get the books, movies, and music you want in a safe and convenient way.

Simply choose which bag you would like, answer a few questions, and we will be in touch to arrange either contactless pickup or delivery!

GENRE BAG

A pre-selected bag of up to 10 items

PERSONALISED BAG

A customised bag of 10 items selected for you

So what are you waiting for? Request a bag today!

Need help finding your next read?

If you’re struggling to find your next read then why not let us do the work for you? Just answer a few simple questions and we will email you a selection of hand-picked recommendations from our online collections! 

  • Contact Information

  • What is my library card number?

    Your library card number is the 8-digit number found just below the barcode on the back of your card.
  • Reading Preferences

  • E.g. thriller, true crime, romance, historical, page-turner, cook book, etc