He wāhi motuhake, he kohinga pukapuka, he tānga putuputu, he momo kōrero kē atu hoki kei reira e putu ana (pērā i te kōpae ataata), hei pānui, hei whakarongo, hei mātakitaki, otirā, hei mino mā te marea. He hononga ipurangi hoki kei ngā whare pukapuka hei tiki atu i ngā kōrero matihiko e hiahiatia ana. Tū ai ngā whare pukapuka tūmatanui o te tāone hei pokapū o te hapori.
A place set apart to hold collections of books, periodicals and other literary material (such as DVD's), where they can be read, listened to, viewed or borrowed by the public. Libraries also have internet connectivity to enable the retrieval of digital material that is required. A town's public library also serves as a hub of the community.