You may use your library card at all three libraries and borrow up to 35 items. Please bring your card with you every time you visit the library.
|Item type||Free loan period||Rental fee|
|Books, magazines, talking books||4 weeks||Free|
|Bestseller collection||2 weeks||$5|
|DVDs - film, music, TV series||2 weeks||$2|
|DVDs - non-fiction||2 weeks||Free|
|CDs - music||2 weeks||Free|
Fees and charges
Extended loan charge
If you choose to keep your items for longer than the free loan period, the following charges will apply:
|Collection||Extended loan charge|
|General collection (adult, young adult, and parent)||30c per day per item|
|Bestseller collection||$1 per day per item|
|Children's collection||No charge|
Hold fees (reserves)
- $2.00 per item
- Children's and Young Adults' items are exempt from this charge
Replacement library card
- $5.00 - $20.00 per item
- National Library of New Zealand CD: $5.00 per item
Outstanding unpaid accounts
If you owe the library $20 or more you may not borrow any more items until this amount is cleared.
Outstanding debts of $20 or more may be referred to a debt collection agency, with a $10 non-refundable debt administration fee added. All costs incurred in the recovery of outstanding accounts will be paid by the customer.
Keeping track of your library account
Create a free account with Elf to receive email reminders before items are due.
Via the catalogue
Library members can manage their account online from our catalogue.
Via the library app
BookMyne makes it easy to manage your account and search for books.
Call 03 546 8100 for our automated phone service and follow the instructions. You will need your library card and PIN.