Tauranga City Library is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our customers. Our website is designed to respond to the type of device you are using.

Assistive technologies may be inbuilt into the browser or operating system you are using. This site is structured to be compatible with screen readers.

Features built into browsers

Magnify your screen by using your keyboard

Windows: Control + (plus key)
Apple: Command + (plus key)

Reverse the colours on your screen by using keyboard commands

Windows: Left Alt and Left Shift and Print Screen
Apple: Control and Option and Command and 8

Using a built-in screen reader

The following commands will activate a screen reader built into your computer’s operating system.

Windows narrator
To turn on: Start menu > programs> accessories> accessibility> narrator, or Windows key and U

Apple OSX voiceover

To turn on: Command (Apple key) and F5
To set preferences: System preferences> universal access.

Downloading PDF attachments

Some information on our website is available as PDF documents (Portable Document Files). To view these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is free software that you can download onto your computer.  

Make technology work for you

There are also devices created to meet the specific needs of people who are blind or have low vision. The Blind Foundation can advise and help you with devices so that you can make technology work for you. 

Help accessing our website

We want our website to be simple for everyone to use. If you have any advice on how we can meet your particular needs, we would be very pleased to receive your comments. Please get in touch on 07 577 7177 or

Visiting our libraries

We want to make it easier for you to enjoy your visit with us. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Accessibility access at Tauranga libraries

  Tauranga Papamoa Greerton Mount
Level access to the building Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free parking nearby No* Yes Yes Yes
Free parking for mobility badge holders No* Yes Yes Yes
Drop off zone Yes Yes Yes No
Close to bus stops No Yes Yes Yes
After hours return slot Yes Yes Yes Yes
Book trolleys for carrying your items Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wheelchair accessible toilet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height adjustable issues desk Yes Yes Yes Yes
Magnifying unit for visual impairment Yes No No Yes
Access to a parents' room Yes Yes No No
Baby changing table facilities Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grassed area for support animals No Yes Yes Yes
Meeting rooms (hireage fee may apply) Yes Yes Yes No

* Free parking after 3pm Monday - Friday. Free parking all weekend and public holidays.


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