The Libraries will be closed Monday, 22th October for Labour Day.

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.

Click the button below to start the process online.

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