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HB Williams Memorial Library

HB Williams Memorial Library, Bright Street Gisborne.

Library opening hours

Monday9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday9am - 8pm
Wednesday9am - 5.30pm
Thursday9am - 5.30pm
Friday9am - 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am - 1pm
Public HolidaysClosed


  • A Justice of the Peace (JP) is available every Thursday from 9am to 11am, this is a free service.
    A JP is available in one of the study rooms to certify documents or witness signatures. Don't sign any document beforehand and take the original document along with the copy to be certified and photo ID.
  • 7 study and breakout rooms are available. The Tautoru Orion room seats 4-5 people.
  • Search books and authors or the archive of Gisborne Photo News - search eLibrary

Contact details

Address: Bright Street
Phone: 867 6709
WebHB Williams Memorial Library

Library fees and charges

HB Williams Memorial Library is named in memory of Heathcote Beetham Williams.

The Williams' family gifted the land and building to the people of Gisborne and surrounding areas in memory of their father.

The upgraded and new library extension reopened Monday 16 April 2018. Most of the budget for the library upgrade came from the generous contributions of external funders.