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Wellington City Library

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Address: 65 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-801 4040
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A nice warm place to visit on a cold wet day. This place is warm and you wont be short of reading material. The cafe is excellent. This is a great place to meet friends.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 19, 2016
Alipa50
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice warm place to visit on a cold wet day. This place is warm and you wont be short of reading material. The cafe is excellent. This is a great place to meet friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a lovely and calm place to sit and enjoy a book or a magazine. I loved their reading collection and the friendliness of staff members.

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Thank Claudia P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I needed to source information for a research document I'm compiling ,and the only place I could find this info was here at the WGTN City LIBRARY, helpful staff showed me the way to extract this information painlessly , and as a result research document was completed effortlessly . Thank You .

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Thank Mike D
Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

You could sit here and read books about NZ. I have always found the staff helpful, and as a local I appreciate the selection of books.

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Thank catsongea
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

a vast collection of literature, a perfect place to grab a book and put your feet up - city free wifi is a bonus

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great collections, helpful friendly staff, convenient location for visitors. Good cafe, clean toilets, reasonable internet speed.

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Thank Ross C
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

My 2 year old grandson love reading and being read too. I chose the books to take home while his mother read to him at the library. The staff were very help and took me to show me how to return and borrow books. They display all their programs for parents to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Tips for new players: In case of the rare serious problem, go see the the Citizens Advice Bureau in the same building. They cater to citizens of all countries. It used to be located within the library but moved out a few year ago. Go figure. Other than that it's a place that struggles with it's legacy government service attitude,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The excellent selection of books, dvd's, music and the quiet places to work or sit reading always make the library a great place to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Next to the Isite and the Art Gallery, the Wellington City Library is super nice. The best part for me is that they sell books super cheap! With $2 you'll be freaking happy and leave the library full of books! And have plenty of books and info.

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Thank Caro S

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