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Fiction, nonfiction, large print and graphic novels are in their own areas of the library. They are free to borrow unless you place a reservation on them which has a cost of 50c per item on pickup.

Please ask a librarian for help finding anything.


The latest issue of popular titles are kept on display so everyone can see it before it goes out on loan.


All documentaries, children's and young adult DVDs are free to borrow. Adult film and series DVD's cost $3 to borrow.

Talking books

Talking books are on compact discs and cost $2 to borrow. Charges are exempt for people with a print disability.


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

Print reference resources

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