bookinopolis provides a link to literacy, learning and leisure in our community. As library members our customers have access to a wide variety of materials, whether for research and reference, or for recreation and entertainment.
As well as providing access to a world of information we provide quiet study and relaxation areas for your use.
Learn how to use the computer catalogue in ONE FREE LESSON!
Yes, in just 30 minutes you can learn how to find the books you want to read! Lessons are on the first Tuesday of each month 10:00am - 12noon.
For more information or to book your lesson time please phone 237 0040 and ask for your local library.
We also encourage adult groups to visit the library, whether they be education or community based, to experience out collections and services. Bookings can be made by contacting your local library.
All of our libraries offer access to the World Wide Web. You can:
- Send and receive e-mail
- Carry out research
- Join the discussion in chat rooms
- Have fun 'surfing the net'
There is no charge for internet access ! All our staff are trained to help so please ask!
For more information or to book your internet time, phone us and ask for your local library.
If an item you require is not held by bookinopolis we may be able to obtain it for you on interloan. This is a service which makes the resources of libraries throughout New Zealand available to our customers via a national database. There is a charge for this service. For further information please contact us on 237 0040.
Te Roopu Ratonga Maori, The Maori Services Team, has been set up to meet the needs of library customers in terms of access to Maori information and to assist in promoting bicultural development in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi.
The tangata whenua of Franklin trace their ancestry back to the Tainui canoe that came to rest as Kawhia after the long voyage from Hawaiki. The libraries' are currently developing a process for consultation and participation with the community.
All our branches will happily display community notices and posters. Please bring them into the library and ask at a desk.
Each of our libraries has some space available for exhibitions and displays. For further information please phone 237 0040 and ask for your local library.
All libraries provide FAX and photocopying services.