Invercargill City Libraries and Archives

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives offers an exciting array of programmes, activities and services for people of all ages and interests.

Located at 50 Dee Street, in the city centre , the Library complex can be accessed from the Leven Street parking building.

There is a wide range of resources for readers, to help them pick the best books for their tastes. The Library offers read-a-like handouts and a Book a Librarian Service for one on one time with a librarian to help you develop a personal reading list.

The Library holds a range of awesome events and clubs for kids, both during the school term and the holidays! It also caters specifically for teens, with events and initiatives. 

The Volunteen Programme encourages teens to share their talents and passions with others by volunteering their skills to the public library and the community.  The programme teaches teens valuable skills that they can take on to the workforce. Teens can help out with library events, create stunning displays or create promotional videos for the Library. Teens can develop their own ideas for what they can do for their public library and work with a diverse group of people to achieve their goals. Anything is possible!

The Invercargill Public Library also promotes programmes to enable our schools and communities to discover, connect and enjoy – providing opportunities for all. Staff welcome the opportunity to work with teachers in planning the details of their class visit and any activities that they would like students to do while they are here. Staff are also available for visits out to schools and centres. 

Digital services provided by the Library include newspapers, e books/audio books and databases.

Invercargill Public Libraries and Archives also offers research faciliites, family history, oral history and access for library members to a range of databases and web services that would normally require a subscription.