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Skinny Jump

Please note: Due to supply issues, Skinny Jump is subject to availability. Thank you for your understanding. 

Skinny Jump is an affordable Wi-Fi service for those who don't have internet access at home. When you sign up for Skinny Jump, you'll receive a free modem, along with 30GB of data. Once you use that data, you will need to top up your account. Top-ups cost $5 per 30GB, and you can top up five times per month, for a total of 150GB. Skinny Jump is prepaid, which means you can top up as you go. There's no contract or credit check required.

Skinny Jump is available for anyone who does not have internet access at home. It is designed for groups who are at risk of digital exclusion, including:

  • Families with children
  • Job seekers
  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • Refugees and migrant communities
  • Those in social housing

If you're not sure if you are eligible, contact us.

Please fill out the form on our page. This will add you to a waiting list and you will be contacted when a modem becomes available. Please we aware that there is no way for us to estimate a wait time as the modems are subjected to availability.

Please note: We are no longer accepting walk in applications for Skinny Jump. 


Interloans and City Loans

If we do not have an item in our catalogue, we may be able to request it from another library, using our Interloan services. These services can be used to request books, journal articles, music scores, microfilms and, in some cases, CDs and DVDs. To use this service you need to be a member of the library. Join online here. The service does incur a charge, which is paid at the library when the item is collected. Please see our fees and charges page for information on our Interloan charges.

Once your item has arrived we will let you know. The process may take up to 2 weeks.

Interloan/City Loan request form

Napier Libraries has a 3D printer available for your print job!

Want to give 3D printing a try? As well as holding regular kids' 3D printing workshops in the school holidays, we are also able to use our printer to print objects for you for a small charge. Simply submit the form below.

The Library uses an Ultimaker 2+ printer.

Build volume (Maximum print size): 223(w) x 223(d) x 205(h) mm

The Library prints using PLA plastic filament, which is biodegradable and non-toxic, though NOT food-safe.

Check out our dedicated 3D printing page for more info!

Justice of the Peace

JP (Justice of the Peace) services are now available at Taradale Library Saturdays 10am -12pm.

Visit the New Zealand Justices of the Peace website to find other available JPs.


Our Research Librarians have pulled together these useful guides to help you get started in local history:

If you need a hand finding your way through our resources, our friendly team is here to help. For more in-depth enquiries, we have a Research Help service available. 

We hold an 'Introduction to Local History' course each term. Designed for those new to local history, this class explores the resources available through Napier Libraries, along with some tips and tricks to help you along your research journey. To sign up for this free class, check out our Courses and Classes page

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