Library returns to normal hours

 Good news for library patrons, the library has returned to standard opening hours. You can now visit the library in Hokitika:

Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Library staff are looking forward to seeing more of their patrons! Vaccine passes and scanning the Covid Tracer app are no longer required, but we ask that people continue to wear their masks and maintain social distancing where possible.

JP Services resume

Justice of the Peace services have resumed and a JP is available every Thursday from 11am – 1pm.

You can visit a JP for free at the Westland District library if you need:

  • Documents witnessed
  • Certified copies of certain documents
  • To give a sworn affidavit, oath, declaration or affirmation
  • To confirm your identity.

Before you visit a JP make sure you:

  • Do not sign anything
  • Bring photo identification
  • Bring the original document as well as a copy to be certified.

Visit the Royal Federation of NZ Justices’ Association website to review the visit checklist.

The Book Which Travels

The Book Which Travels’ has arrived at Westland District Library and is waiting to be filled with your stories!

We invite you to write the story of how you ended up living on the Coast to be included in the book. Stories can be handwritten or typed and it doesn’t matter if you have lived here your entire life or if you just arrived a few days ago, we would love to hear your story. Pick up a copyright release from the library or download one from our website and return it to us along with your story by email or drop it into the library by the end of April.

This is a joint project between the three West Coast libraries, Grey, Westland and Buller. After the book has visited all three districts the stories will be published in an anthology for display at each library and available to borrow from our digital library collection.

Library returns to normal hours