Library E-services and news

4 June 2020

Library E-services popular during lockdown

During the lockdown period, Kanopy use during doubled.  These are the top 10 films streamed since the beginning of lockdown.

Rank Video Title
1 The Stubbies Collection
2 The Inspiration Series: Comedy in Advertising
3 Carol
4 Burning
5 Ali’s Wedding
6 I, Daniel Blake
7 Paris Can Wait
8 The Pier
9 Patricia Piccinini – Dark Fairytale
10 Storm Boy

General news

Café Books

Our weekly book group is back up and running, Saturday 10.30-11.30am and there are lots of new books to preview!

Temporary Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Contract tracing, hygiene measures and social distancing requirements are still in place.

The library is open for book exchanges, APNK computers, printing and scanning services.  If the above opening times don’t suit you, our ‘Click or Call and Collect’ service is available or try our Digital Library services, available 24/7.


Free 30 minute appointments with a member of the library team to help you get started with your smart phone, tablet or chromebook or to learn basic digital skills. Call us on 03 7556208 to book an appointment and discuss what you would like to learn.

We are working to re-introduce the services you love.  More information will be published over the coming weeks, on our website, Facebook or e-newsletter.  If you would like to subscribe to our e-newsletter or have any questions contact us on 03 755 6208 or email

Skinny Jump

Library staff are continuing to help Westland residents access the internet with Skinny Jump, a subsidized service offered through a partnership between the Spark Foundation, Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa and Public Libraries.  It is a low-cost prepaid broadband service for eligible homes, offering a free modem, 30GB of broadband for $5, no contracts, no credit checks, no need for a phone line.  If you would like to find out if you are eligible, call us on 03 7556208.


Library E-services and news