Arrowtown Library

58 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown

+64 3 442 1607


Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm


Arrowtown Librarians Lizzie Roberts and Robyn Hall are happy to help you with any enquiries, as are the librarians at the other 13 libraries in the Library district.

Our library offers a full selection of fiction and non-fiction resources, and two reference collections that are unique to the Arrowtown branch:
Craigie Collection (mountaineering and alpine)
Soper Collection (birds)


Check our library catalogue for information on all items available within our district.

Arrowtown Library is part of the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes shared library service. Services, membership, borrowing and issuing policies are consistent across the CODC/QLDC Library District.

This means users can access and borrow material from any of the other 13 libraries in the district. If an item is not in the district we will try to “interloan” it from another library in New Zealand. Just ask a librarian for assistance.

Our library has 1 PC computer which may be used for word processing and accessing the internet. A booking system operates for this computer service. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

Children’s Services

We have a full range of children's services available and our holiday programmes are advertised in advance.

Preschool storytimes are held on Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm during term time. For more information please contact the library. ..