Membership

You may use your library card at all three libraries. Please bring your card with you every time you visit the library. Without it, your borrowing rights may be restricted.

Borrowing items

Item type Free loan period Rental fee
Books, magazines, talking books 4 weeks Free
Bestseller collection 2 weeks $5.00
DVDs - film, music, TV series 2 weeks $2.00
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 you must pay an extended loan charge. It is not possible to renew items.

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

  • $2.50

Interlibrary loan

  • $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.

Pay your library fees and charges online


Keeping track of your library account

Via email

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.

Click here to log in to your account

Via the library app

 BookMyne makes it easy to manage your account and search for books.

Via phone

Call 03 546 8100 for our automated phone service and follow the instructions. You will need your library card and PIN.