Helensville Library

As I write this, we are coming to the end of our first day of opening, since the end of the day on 20 March 2020.

Thank you for your support and messages during lockdown!

Just to let you know – there will be no fines incurred until the end of June. If you need to renew items, you do that via phone (09 307 7795) or online www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/

We tried to stay in touch with our community through daily videos, posted on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HelensvilleLibrary) – Kids Time and a book review, each day.

Under Level 2, we do need everyone who enters the building (including just going to the toilet) to check-in. You can use your own device – there are QR quotes by both doors – our library staff can help you out.

Check-in is not required if you’re just returning books – and return them through the ‘after-hours’ returns slot. This is open 24/7.

If you just want to pick up requested items – show staff your ID at the door and they will bring them to you – again, you won’t need to check-in.

Our regular programmes and visits are on hold for the duration. That means, alas, no Kids Time. No visits to ECEs or schools. No singing and poetry at Craigweil.

Thumbs up from Anne Coppell, the Library is open again

To fill the gap, we will keep posting kids time videos – but now just once a week, on a Thursday, timed to coincide with our Kids Time slot of 10am.

Looking for your next read? Check out the curated booklists on the Auckland Libraries’ website, the latest additions to our collection, or – ask for a personalised reading list from the My Librarian team:


Want to know what the wider Auckland Libraries’ team got up to during lockdown? Our blog has some pretty stunning statistics! Nearly ½ a million eBooks and eAudiobooks were issued!

Needing help updating your CV and job skills? The Auckland Libraries’ blog has some great resources:


Now is a good time for us all to think about how we can support our community – and for you to let us know how we can help you.

The best way to keep up to date with what’s happening, is to like and follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HelensvilleLibrary.

Anne Coppell

Senior Librarian / Poukokiri - Children & Youth, Rodney West

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