Auckland Central City Library

Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarCentral City Library Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Collaborative repair café held by Repair Café Aotearoa NZ and Auckland Central City Library- as part of Auckland Climate Festival 2023! #ACF23

Bring along your mending, broken electrical appliances, electronics (for assessment and advice only), anything that requires mechanical fixing, such as small furniture etc., and expect to learn some skills to take home.

One item at one time to give everyone the opportunity to meet with one of our awesome volunteer repairers.

Koha is appreciated. Thank you.

3-D Printing access


Bokashi composting workshop- 2:30 – 3:15pm – Registrations essential (for supply of buckets) –…/bokashi-how-to…/

Learn more about this FREE Bokashi workshop in the discussion!

We respectfully ask that all participants planning to attend this in-person event are healthy and well. Should you be unable to attend due to illness or isolation, we request that you stay home and get well  Thank you.


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44-46 Lorne St, Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

About the group

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Central City Library Repair Cafe

The Central City Library Repair Cafe is a collaboration between Repair Cafe Aotearoa NZ and the Auckland Central City Library. The repair events take place at the library's Makers Space. We usually offer mending, electrical appliance repair, 3-D printing and sometimes workshops.

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CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.