Loan periods and charges

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.

Borrowing items

Item type Free loan period Rental fee
Books and talking books 4 weeks Free
Magazines 2 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

  • $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.

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