Fiction, nonfiction, large print and graphic novels are in their own areas of the library. Most are free to borrow except for new fiction books (less than two years old) that cost 50c to borrow.

Please ask a librarian for help finding anything.


The latest issue of popular titles are kept on display so everyone has a chance to read it in the library before it goes out on loan. Selected magazine titles cost $1 to borrow.


The library has a variety of titles not always available in video hire outlets. Most DVD's cost $3 to borrow excluding Documentary, How-to, Nature and New Zealand, which are FREE.
Find a list of current adult and teen DVD's here and childrens here.

Talking books

Talking books are either compact disc or cassette tape and cost $2 to borrow, with no charge for people with a print disability.


You can read the Southland Times, Otago Daily Times, The Ensign and Newslink at both libraries.

Print reference resources

Resources include electoral rolls, telephone books, District and Regional Council information, books about Gore District, encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

Gore District Library 10C Ardwick Street, Gore, 9710 P: 03 203 9129 F: 03 203 9906 E: