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Kamo Library

Information about Kamo Library.
Updated: 20/10/2021 10:07 a.m.
Kamo Library.
  • 583 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
    Labour Day Monday 25 October: Closed

    Contact us

    Phone:+64 9 430 4206

Covid-19 Alert Level 2

Kamo Library will reopen on Thursday 21 October at its new opening hours:

Monday to Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Not all services will be available as a strict visiting time limit of 15 minutes will apply.

Entry conditions 

  • Contact tracing registration.
  • Wear a face covering and sanitise your hands.
  • Maintain a 2-metre distance from others and library staff.
  • Please do not come to the library if you are unwell.
  • Due to the mandatory Level 2 guidelines above we are not able to admit groups of school children into the library after school.
    Children are more than welcome to come into the library if accompanied by an adult.


Change to opening hours

When Kamo Library reopens, it will open only in the afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

It will be closed on Saturday mornings.

What you will find at Kamo Library

  • Books and Audio Visual Material - including fiction and non fiction titles for children, teens and adults, large print, talking books, magazines, movie DVDs.

  • Information desk - we are happy to assist you with your queries and to help you find specific items to borrow.

  • Computers and Internet - you can browse the internet, check your emails or use Microsoft Office software.
    Printing facilities are also available.
    More information about computers and internet services


Kamo Library in 1938.


Kamo Library was built in 1938 with the foundation stone laid by the chairman of the Kamo Town Board, Murdock McInnes, on 5 May 1938. The library initially operated on a subscription basis, as was the trend with many of the smaller New Zealand libraries.

In the early 1960's the Whangarei District Council questioned the wisdom of continuing in this manner. According to Mr B. K. McKeon, the Librarian at Whangarei Central Library at the time, it was not feasible to offer a library service based on demand.

The formerly independent Kamo Town Library became a branch of the Whangarei Public Library on 4 October 1965. Various benefits were envisaged, such as free membership, extended opening hours, more books, current and popular material, children's books, improved reference service and access to libraries nationally.

The basic underlying philosophy of tailoring the library service to community needs, accompanied by a more personal approach, still exists today. Kamo Library offers many of the same services as its larger counterpart at Whangarei Central Library.



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