Chartwell Library 2Chartwell Library Kukutaruhe is the largest of the Community Libraries, servicing the expanding northeastern suburbs of Hamilton. It is situated in Lynden Court, directly across the road from bus stops and Westfield Shopping Centre.

Kukutaruhe was the name of the gully system that extends through Claudelands and northwards towards Donny Park in Chartwell. In Te Reo Maaori, Kukutaruhe translates as Kuku (native pigeon) Taruhe (flight) in reference to the once large flocks of native pigeons that flew en masse in this area, densely forested with kahikatea and tawa trees. Ancient Maaori made snaring troughs termed Waituhi that were used for catching thirsty pigeons when they feasted upon the berries of the Miro, Kahikatea and Tawa.

Services available

  • Free car parking, access via Lynden Court.

  • Buses stop at Lynden Court.

  • Free internet and free Wi-Fi.

  • Colour photocopiers.

  • Self-check issues and after-hours returns.

  • Community notice board.

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Monday to Wednesday, Friday     10am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10am - 8.30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 1.30pm


07 838 6844

5 Lynden Court, Chartwell

Library Team Leader: Suzy Purutanga

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