Did you know that Nelson has had a library service for longer than any other place in New Zealand?

The current Elma Turner Library opened in 1990, and is a fond favourite of many Nelsonians who enjoy its location along the banks of our beautiful Maitai/Mahitahi River.

We need to make sure the library grows with the changing needs of our residents, and so we have been looking at redeveloping this space.

Concept image of new library

A concept image of what a new riverside Library could look like.