Our libraries under Level 1

Our libraries are open as normal at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

What does Level 1 look like for our libraries?

Our libraries are open. All of our regular events can go ahead as normal.

We have plenty of hand sanitiser available for you to use, and we've got our QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app on display so you can keep track of your movements. Thre are also sign-in sheets for contact tracing if you don't have the app.

Our usual loan periods still apply. 

Please double-check our Event page and our Facebook page for updates. 

If Thames-Coromandel District moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, we will remain open.

 Most of our regular events will be cancelled, although a few small sessions where it's easy to maintain social distancing might go ahead. We will remove some furniture and limit access to some parts of the library buildings to help make social distancing easier.


If Thames-Coromandel District moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, our libraries will close.

We'll have more information here if that happens. In the meantime, there are a few things easy you can do with us to stay prepared:

  • Make sure you know exactly what's already checked out to you and your family's library accounts.
  • Promptly pick up any items you may have on reserve.
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter - there's a link on our home page. We'll email you with any major changes to our services.
  • Follow Thames-Coromandel District Libraries on Facebook. We'll post there first if anything changes.
  • Check that your contact details are up to date, and that you know what your account password is.
  • Get in touch if you'd like to learn about our e-book collection.

Using our library from home

If you're not a library member, you're welcome to join. Check the Join the Library page on our website for details on signing up online - we offer both regular membership and digital-only membership.

Our e-books and e-audiobook library Wheelers ePlatform is available through the app store and on our website – we have over 19,000 titles for adults and kids, with more added all the time.

We're also offering remote access to Ancestry Library Edition  - usually this can only be accessed through our APNK work stations or wifi, but until December 31st you can use your library account log-in details to log in from home.