Accessing the library from home (or anywhere else!)
Many of our services can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home 24/7, or anywhere with Wi-Fi. The library catalogue may be explored without logging in, but to access your own borrower records, the electronic databases and e-Books, you will need the number from your library borrower card, and a password. You will initially need to visit the library to enter a password onto your records.
For further information about any of our services please contact a Librarian on:
(07) 895 7538 or email: [email protected]
For easy access on your mobile device download the app by clicking here
Locations and hours
Ruapehu District Council operates libraries in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi, located in the same council offices in those centres, and operating at the same hours as those offices.
- Taumarunui and Ohakune: Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
- Raetihi: Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.00pm
- Closed public holidays
House Bound Services
For library users who cannot physically access the library, this service can include:
- Delivering books requested by borrowers from our online catalogue page
- Selection of books by a librarian and delivery
- Home visit by a librarian to assist with digital services eg. setting up personal devices for access to the online catalogue, eBooks, and library subscription online databases such as Beamafilm (free movie streaming) or Pressreader (free magazines, New Zealand Herald, etc.)
Delivery conditions may apply.
Ruapehu Libraries have access to a number of popular databases including for research, funding and ancestry.
Ancestry* - trace your family lineage or access historical records.
Generosity* - givUS and givME databases for grant funding.
*NOTE - You need to be at the Library to access these (see below):
- The link to access the Generosity and Ancestry database will only work if you are using one of the library's free computers or WI-FI.
- All other databases can be found via the library digital catalogue.
Community meeting rooms
These are available for hire at our Taumarunui and Ohakune offices for community group meetings or discussion and activity programmes.
Historical research - old newspapers - Taumarunui district
Ruapehu District Council are storing the microfilm for a majority of past copies of the Taumarunui Press, Plateau Gazette and Taumarunui Gazette, dating from 1906-1987 and are able to be viewed and printed from a microfilm reader and printer at Taumarunui Library.
Ruapehu library e-Book catalogues are available 24/7 365 days a year
On-line resources include Ancestry Library Edition, Generosity, PressReader and Epic databases.
eMovies - Beamafilm
Access to free streaming of more than 1000 movies.
Free Internet and WIFI Service
All Ruapehu libraries have free computer use and 24/7 WIFI access
Ruapehu library membership is free
School Holiday Fun and Learning
Every school holidays our libraries have fun activities to do. All free!
What Our Libraries Offer
Ruapehu libraries offer a wide range of services and activities. Check them out!
Fun activities for the kids all around Ruapehu.