Masterton District Council Library

Masterton District Council Library

Social & Community Services, Services Industries

Masterton Library focusses on supporting the life styles and life stages of the Masterton community through resources, technology, programmes and outreach services. With 700 to 1,000 people visiting the Masterton Library each day it is one of the busiest places in Masterton. Library membership is free to Masterton residents and members can access services in person or online through the library and archive website . Services include access to, Generosity NZ services, e-magazines books and Library Events.

The catalogue is available from the website and has a full service for reserving items, managing members’ library accounts and requesting materials and information. The Library holds 63,000 items for borrowing, plus, through SMART shared services, Masterton library members have access to the holdings of the Kapiti District Libraries, Hutt City Libraries, Porirua Libraries, WelTec and Whitireia Libraries, 600,000 items. There is a combined catalogue and borrowers are able to reserve items, and have the items delivered to the library, free of charge.

The Library offers training and support for the use of technology. Through the Maker Crate the community has access to design software, 3D printing and laser cutting. To support the community to acquire digital literacy there are: learning to code sessions, Stepping Up computer skills courses and Device Advice sessions plus staff provide one on one support to use the 10 public Internet access computers. Free access to Wi-Fi is also available and there are charging stations provided. The Library programme offering is comprehensive. For the younger set there are the ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’ Reading Programmes, ‘Book Bugs’ teen book group, ‘Maths is Fun’ and preschool programmes. Adults can take part in the two reading groups, ‘Sit Knit and Yarn’, and ‘Spotlight On’. Outreach services include a fortnightly homebound delivery service to over 50 residents, visits to rest homes to provide access to loan materials and library services and regular visits to rural preschools and local schools.

Engagement Level 1

Business Presentation

Present to a small group of youth either at school or in your workplace about your business and its opportunities

Career Discussion

Host and engage 1 or more youth in a discussion around job opportunities and career progressions in your business

Business Induction

Receive an in-depth business induction in a business you have a real interest in

Engagement Level 2


Youth Mentoring

Provide another young person with mentoring regarding becoming work ready and developing life long employability skills

Engagement Level 3


Job Shadowing

Shadow an employee for an appropriate period of time in their business

Engagement Level 4

Please note: volunteer/work placements designated with an asterix * tend to lend themselves well to the License 2 Work (L2W) programme. This is encouraged by YETE. For further information about L2W is available here.


Short Term Tasters

Attend a one-off work experience opportunities in a business e.g. half day/full day/two days


* Ongoing

Attend a work experience placement in a business in an ongoing manner e.g. 5 days in a row/ 1 day/week for a school Term or Year

* Rangatahi to Mahi (R2M) – (youth to work)

Attend a placement for 1/day/week over a minimum of 5 months for youth with a business that you have a strong interest in. This placement includes License to Work (L2W) and the possibility of full or part time employment at the end of the placement.

* At-risk youth placement

Provide a placement for an at-risk youth (including those with disabilities) who will be supported with a work-coach mentor.

Masterton District Council Library – Opportunities Application Form

If you’d like to take advantage of any of the opportunities seen above, please contact the Masterton District Council Library directly, or use the Contact Form below!


Sandy Green
Phone: 06 370 6257 or 027 233 7099
Location: 54 Queen Street, Masterton