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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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Very Fast Free WIFI

We went there to use the WiFi, and i was stunned how fast it was. I had about 15 Megabyte per second downstream, so the Navigation Maps (about 500MB) were downloaded in 15 seconds... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went there to use the WiFi, and i was stunned how fast it was. I had about 15 Megabyte per second downstream, so the Navigation Maps (about 500MB) were downloaded in 15 seconds instead of 3 hours at the hostel where i stayed. If you need WIFI, then go there!

Thank Romatze412
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have visited some 100 or so public libraries in the USA, Australia, Mexico and more recently in New Zealand and never encountered a library that charges fees for DVD rentals and for materials put on hold. I thought that public libraries provided a service to the community, but it looks to me more of a service for profit. Very... More 

Thank Jaime N
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a big library.Information counter was very helpful.There is book for everyone to relax for a while.Also a cafe.Rent a movie as well.

Thank alan h
Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were in Wellington on a cruise ship and had done a great city tour in the morning and decided to go to the Library in the afternoon . What a lovely place , we were surprised at the size of it , the people here are truly served by a great venue. The free wifi is terrific and we... More 

Thank roy v
Perth, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Huge collection of books. Comfortable reading / study areas and a cafe. Great place to while away a rainy day.

Thank RoyOz2016
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I always enjoy going to this library and just wandering around. Always something of interest to see - amazing for a library, I know, but go and see for yourself:)

Thank HKinsey
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The backbone of modern Wellington library. Awesome place with a large & varied stock. I'm especially taken with its large music library (and now add vinyl to that mix)

Thank Sean O
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We found the library next to the I site where we were due to pick up our Hop on Hop off bus tour. Unfortunately the I site was damaged in the earthquake but the library offered an excellend lunch at a reasonable price.

Thank John S
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great library in the city. Walking distance to Te Papa and eating place. Library has a nice little cafe too with great snacks.

Thank nz_mjs
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a well stocked well resourced library in central Wellington. It is a treasure and serves its population really well. Staff help with all enquiries and membership is 'free' to rate payers. Excellent resource.

Thank GillBee2014

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