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Our collection has approximately 50,000 physical items including books, magazines, newspapers, DVD's, audio books, games and more and over 50,000 digital items including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, videos and more.

As a member of Manawatu District Libraries you have access to a great selection of items catering to a wide variety of interests, ages and stages of life. Search the collection below or come in and browse our shelves. Our professional library staff are always available during open hours to help with your research, finding your next read or discovering a new author you might like.

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Life Through Lockdown

To stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand and save lives, under leadership of Jacinda Ardern, the Government sent New Zealand into Alert Level 4 lockdown from 23 March to 27 Aprill 2020.

For a bit of light in the dark, Manawatu District Libraries ran a Poetry Competition to capture people's thoughts and feelings about 'Life Through Lockdown'. What started as just a fun poem between Library workmates at the start of COVID-19 lockdown, turned into a successful public competition.

Each of the poems has been beautifully visually portrayed by Emma O'Sullivan (illustration for '2020' by Joanne Meyer is Meyer's own work) and published in this book as a timeless keepsake of this unprecedented time in our lives.

You can purchase a copy of the book from Feilding Library for $40 each, or click here to read the digital version online.  



All books & audio books (including digital copies), puzzles, free DVD's, popular DVD's and DVD sets (with 3 or more discs) 3 week issue
All magazines and new release DVD's 1 week issue
Reserve charge (held up to 7 days once available) $1.00/item
Overdue fines apply to everyone who returns an item past its return date:
Returned late - up to 1 week overdue $1.00/item
Per additional week overdue (billed at the beginning of each week, up to a maximum of 5 weeks - $5) $1.00/item/week
 Note: Overdue fines are no longer charged on Junior accounts (up to 18 yrs). Lost item charges still apply.  
Lost book (immediately charged after 5 weeks overdue) Charged at original purchase price

Managing your account

There are some great options to help you avoid incurring overdue fines:

MDL logo square   Download our library app. This app makes it quick and easy to access our library on the go! You can search our catalogue, place holds and manage your account (check due dates, renew items) instantly. Available in the Google Play or Apple Store.
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phone number 06 323 5373   Or speak to one of our friendly team, either at the library or on the phone and we can renew your items for you.

Please note, items can only be renewed twice. If you need anything past this you will need to speak to one of our friendly library team.