Following consultation with the District Health Board, Whangarei District Council will be allowing its facilities to
remain open for limited use and with increased safety precautions.
The Central Library will be open for collection of holds only (online orders) from Monday 23 March, however no general
browsing of shelves will be available. Outlying library branches and the mobile library services will be stopping on
Wednesday 25 March, until further notice.
Other changes implemented by Council include:Close the i-Site at TarewaReduce Library facilitiesClose Library branchesEncourage the use of our online services rather than face-to-face contactStop guided tours at the Clock Museum
Rob Forlong, Whangarei District Council Chief Executive, explains that Council is implementing these changes upon
recommendations from the Northland District Health Board.
“The situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly and we may need to alter these arrangements or close our facilities at
short notice. We are taking our advice from the experts at Northland District Health Board – if they suggest our
facilities should close then we will close them straight away. Our first consideration is for the health and well being
of the people in our District.”
“I would like to thank Northland District Health Board for the exceptional work they are doing during this time, and I
apologise to members of our community – especially our Library users - for any inconvenience.”