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Privacy policy

The collection and use of personal information by the Buller District Libraries is regulated by the Privacy Act 2020.

Under this Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the Library and only if necessary for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.

Buller District Libraries will use personal information provided by website visitors only for the reasons it was given. The Libraries will not share personal information with any third parties unless written permission is given by the website visitor concerned.

All enquiries about or formal requests for information in terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or the Privacy Act 2020 should be in writing to:

Library Manager

Buller District Libraries

87-89 Palmerston Street


For more detailed information about the Privacy Act you can refer to the Privacy Commissioner's website.

If you are concerned that the Library may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's Privacy Enquiry Line: 0800 803 909.

Westport Library

Address: 87-89 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825

Phone: 03 788 8030

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 5:00pm

Reefton Library

Address: 67-69 Broadway, Reefton

Phone: 03 732 8821 or 03 732 8391

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm