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Wellington City Library

65 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4040
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every week a visit

the library is fantastic, the staff are amazing, there are books, records, movies, places to sit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Free Wifi and a Packed Cafe

Even as a tourist, I enjoyed strolling through here. I was amazed that it was packed with people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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65 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4040
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Reviewed yesterday

the library is fantastic, the staff are amazing, there are books, records, movies, places to sit and read, places in the sun and a cafe nearby

Thank dianne_boss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even as a tourist, I enjoyed strolling through here. I was amazed that it was packed with people, many of whom seemed to be working. There is a cafe as well and it was jammed at lunch. It's a beautiful building and worth a look...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Staff very helpful. Best library I have ever been to. When using the phone app getting a book is super easy.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I hadn't intended to visit the library but while walking around downtown Wellington, it stood before me and was striking. For one thing it takes up a whole city block and is several stories high. A glass curtain allows light and color to infuse the...More

1  Thank VWriter
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you need to access some free wifi, the Library is a great place to do it. It's a beautiful building with plenty of resources whether you're doing research or just trying to make your next booking.

1  Thank ParisMarx
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Warm and buzzing in the lower floors with a mezzanine cafe but separate from the actually library which I think is important. Lots of helpful staff. Upstairs quieter areas. Extensive collection with everything you need. Been coming here for years since the children were small...More

1  Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great cafe, easy to follow book classifications - nice place to be in any weather. This is a fine example of best practice NZ architecture.

Thank PaulaTAllen
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The City Library is a fabulous place to chill out & get free wi-fi. Opening hours 9:30am - 8:30pm & is located at 65 Victoria Street. The library also has excellent facilities including a cafe , toilets & computers with internet access.

1  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The library is a wonderful asset to Wellington. Could spend hours just browsing at books and magazines. Good to see outdated magazines for sale and buy regularly. Cafe has good tasty, hearty food with delicious cakes!!! Staff so helpful and pleasant...

Thank oliveWellington
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I went quickly during my holiday but it was really good. The staff was polite and they are well organized too. I wish I had more time to spend there.

Thank Elaine B
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