Buller District Council

About the Library

We provide public library services at two main locations in Buller.

The district library is located in Westport and our branch library is in Reefton.

You can access our online library catalogue anytime through our website or Library App. Membership provides access to both Westport and Reefton collections and items can be returned to either library. Digital only memberships are also available.

We offer in our libraries in Reefton and Westport:

  • Items for loan
  • Onsite services ( free services and services with a charge)
  • Online services
  • Newsletter
  • Catalogue

Items for loan

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Jigsaws
  • Talking Books
  • Interlibrary loans

You can access our online library catalogue anytime, through our website. A range of e-resources are available for library members, and those who don’t already have a library card can sign up for a digital membership via the Buller District Libraries’ website. If there is a book or a service we don’t have,  make a suggestion

Onsite services

Free services:

  • Wifi 24/7
  • Public computers
  • Book groups – adults and children
  • Computer classes – Better Digital Futures for Seniors and Stepping Up Classes
  • Skinny Jump provider
  • Events
  • Children’s programmes
  • Local history collection
  • Newspapers
  • Electoral rolls
  • Council information

Services with a charge

  • Housebound service
  • Scanning, printing, photocopying
  • Laminating
  • Book covering
  • Disc resurfacing (DVDs, games)
  • Sales of coffee
  • Book sale
  • Meeting room hire

Online services

  • Online catalogue
  • Niche Academy (via our website)
  • Access to library account – renewals, reserves, wishlist
  • Email notifications
  • Newsletter
  • Apps: Libby, Borrow Box, PressReader and Buller District Libraries App


To see what has been going on at the library, upcoming events and new orders, view the latest version of the library newsletter. Please click link below.

We are now offering our newsletter in a html link format so you don’t need to download the PDF, you will simply be taken to another web page. Click here for our latest newsletter.


Follow the link and connect with the library catalogue Library Catalogue Quick Search. You can sign-in with your library card or digital membership and put items on hold, check when your books are due back or renew them or create a reading wish list.

Last but not least, if you want to listen to a story don’t forget we have stories on CD which make a long car journey or boring chores much more interesting! We have authors like Meg Cabot, Pete Johnson, Jacqueline Wilson and many more!

*Copyright Law applies when using the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) service at our libraries.

It is a condition of use of the APNK and Buller District Libraries services that users comply with New Zealand copyright legislation.
It is your personal responsibility to comply with copyright law.
Before copying or downloading files, music, or other content please make sure that you have the legal right to do so.
Users found to be illegally copying or downloading materials from the Internet will be banned from using computers in the Library.

Links to relevant legislation: Copyright Act 1994 and Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 No 11.



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