Te Whare Pukapuka o Arapaki Manners me te Pūtahi Ratonga
Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre

Pay rates and consents, register dogs, and get information about services and facilities, or visit our pop-up library.

Service Centre

Phone: 04 499 4444
Street address: 12 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011  |  View on Google Maps

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am–5pm (closed public holidays)

Arapaki Library

Phone: 04 803 8303
Street address: 12 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011  |  View on Google Maps

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am–6pm (closed weekends and public holidays)

How we can help you at the Service Centre

As well as finding Council information there, you can:

  • pay rates, water meter bills, any other Council payments or loan repayments
  • register dogs
  • get information about Council facilities including pools, the landfill and rubbish collections
  • buy Council rubbish and recycling bags
  • apply and pay for building consents, resource consents, health and alcohol licensing
  • apply and pay for land information memorandums, property reports, and building information reports
  • report problems or faults with Council services.

Library services available at Arapaki

We have roughly 7,500 items on the shelves at any one time.  A small children’s collection features alongside a range of fiction, non-fiction and AV items.

Library staff are on hand to answer questions, register new customers, and provide support and advice on the wide range of online content available through our eLibrary.

Please note that Arapaki is a relatively small space; internet access computers and some casual seating is available, however we may not be able to provide activities at this location.

Arapaki Library Services

Ways you can pay

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards for some services (see below)

Credit card payments

You can pay for the following using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express:

  • monthly and daily coupon parking
  • recycling bins
  • GIS plans
  • drainage plans
  • sandwich boards

You cannot pay for the following with your credit card:

  • water rates
  • property rates

Other options

Branch libraries

At the Newtown, Kilbirnie, Johnsonville, and Tawa branch libraries you can:

  • buy recycling bags, green crates for glass recycling, and parking coupons
  • pick up information and forms.

Branches - Wellington City Libraries


At your local PostShop you can use cash or EFTPOS to pay:

  • any barcoded Council invoice
  • dog registration
  • sundry debtor invoices.

PostShop locator - NZ Post

Online payments

You can pay your rates online with your credit card.

Payment options