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Birkenhead Library

Ph. (09) 486-8559
P.O. Box 34-370, Birkenhead

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Day Open Close
Monday 9.00 5.30
Tuesday 9.00 5.30
Wednesday 9.00 5.30
Thursday 9.00 7.30
Friday 9.00 5.30
Saturday 9.30 4.00
Sunday 9.30 4.00


Birkenhead Library Road MapBirkenhead Library and the local Area Office are situated on the corner of Hinemoa and Rawene Sts next to the Nell Fisher Reserve.

Plan your journey with the Rideline Journey Planner.


  • 2 hour public car park on Rawene St
  • 30 minute roadside parking on Rawene St
  • 3 hour Birkenhead Mall car park on Birkenhead Ave


Birkenhead library was first opened in 1949 and is also home to the Birkenhead Area Office and Citizens Advice Bureau. The library is home to the Chelsea sugar refinery archives dating back to the late 19th century.

Birkenhead Library has a display window for community focused displays. Contact Anne-Marie at Birkenhead Library if you wish to use the display space.

Also try Birkenhead Library Collections and Services.


Birkenhead Library Manager

Sharron Cleghorn
Phone 486-8557

Information Services Librarian

Joy McCutcheon
Phone 486-8559

Children's Librarian

Megan Street
Phone 486-8559



Birkenhead Library Entrance
Front Entrance

Nell Fisher Reserve
Nell Fisher Reserve

Birkenhead Library Reference Desk
Reference Desk

Birkenhead Library Reference Desk
Reference Desk

Birkenhead Library Young Adults Section
Young Adult's Section

Birkenhead Library Online Public Access Computer
Library Catalogue

Birkenhead Library Magazine Section
Magazine Section

Birkenhead Library Large Print Area
Large Print Area

Birkenhead Library Children\'s Area
Children's Area

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