Library Map

Ground Floor

First Floor


Adult Collections

Adult Fiction

  1. Picture Books
  2. Fiction
  3. Graphic Novels & Manga

Large Print Fiction & Non-Fiction

  1. General, Historical, Crime, Christian, Action
  2. Western
  3. Romance
  4. Non-Fiction & Biographies


  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction


Parent’s Collection

Repair Manuals
On request


Graphic Novels, Manga, & Anime




Board games

DVDs, Blurays, & CDs

  1. Hot Picks (New Releases)
  2. Film & Television
  3. Music CDs


  1. PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4
  2. Xbox 360 / Xbox One

World Languages

Children's Collections

Children’s Fiction & Non-Fiction

DVDs & Blurays





Board games


Borrowing Times, Costs, & Late Fees

Library members may borrow up to 50 items at any one time. Most items can be borrowed for free, except Hot Picks, DVDs/Blurays, and videogames.

Material Type Borrowing Period Cost Late Fees
Books 28 days Free 20c per day
Fast-Track Books 14 days Free 20c per day
DVDs/Blurays 7 days $1.00 50c per day
Hot Picks (Books, Magazines, DVDs/Blurays) 7 days $2.50 50c per day
Magazines 14 days Free 20c per day
Music CDs 7 days Free 20c per day
Puzzles & Board Games 28 days Free 20c per day
Videogames (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) 7 days $2.50 50c per day

Special Collections

ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. These collection features workbooks, level appropriate materials, and audiobooks to help those learning English.

You can find the ESOL & IELTS collection on the first floor in non-fiction at 428.24.

We hold recent copies of most local and national papers.  We store historic copies of the Southland Times, the Southland Daily News and other local newspapers. Some copies are on microfilm. Ask at the Information Services desk for these items. Library members can also access newspapers online.

Newspapers can be found on the ground floor. 

The Local Collection has items relating to Invercargill, Southland, Stewart Island, and other southern islands. It includes books, directories, maps, CDs, DVDs and other formats. Some early Otago items are also included post-1860s.  We try and obtain a copy of all published material with local content or by a local person.

Ask at the First Floor desk to view items from the Local Collection.

The Research Collection has many resources useful for students and researchers. It includes historical information, statistical data, Government publications and New Zealand history. The library also has a reference collection which covers most topics. The St. Andrew’s collection contains material about Scottish heritage.

Ask at the First Floor desk view items from the Research Collection.

What is Books on Prescription?

Books on Prescription is a programme run by WellSouth Primary Health Network and libraries throughout Southland to increase access to high quality health information. The programme is also supported by Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and Radio Southland 96.4FM. 

The resources in the collection have been recommended and reviewed by health professionals. You can also read book reviews by both health professionals and consumers on the Books on Prescription website.