The Libraries are closing at 4pm on Wednesday, 12 December.

Join the Library

Please visit one of our three libraries, and provide personal identification and proof that you reside in Nelson, Tasman or Marlborough, or that you are a ratepayer in Nelson City, Tasman District or Marlborough.

  • Photo ID is preferable for personal identification, e.g. a driver's licence or passport.
  • Proof of address should be "official" mail sent to you at your residential address, e.g. a telephone, electricity or rates account.

You will need to speak with one of our friendly staff and they will provide you with a library card and information pack. Joining the library takes about 10 minutes.

If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied to the library by a guarantor who must also supply personal ID and proof of their address.

Visitor Memberships

If you are in Nelson temporarily or on holiday you are welcome to join our libraries as a visitor member, under the same conditions as general library membership (see below). However the membership is limited to four weeks and there is a charge of $20 per member. 

Click the button below to start the membership process online.

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