HB Williams Memorial Library

A public library, responsible to and funded by the Gisborne District Council, the HB Williams Memorial Library, along with five community libraries, serves the 45,000 people of the Gisborne and East Coast district.

Located in the first city in the southern hemisphere to see the morning sun - the library has had a long history by New Zealand standards. It first opened in 1869 as Turanga Library, in a room in the courthouse at a time when there were no roads overland and visitors came by horseback or boat to the district.

Books, films, free secure wifi 24/7.