Ngā Utu - Library charges

Borrowing from our libraries is easy, but there are some important things you should know. 

Our collection charges 

Collection Loan Period Renewal Fee
New Adult Fiction 3 weeks Yes $2.50
Books 3 weeks Yes Free
 Audiobooks 3 weeks Yes $2.50 (free for sight impaired borrowers)
DVDs 1 week Yes $2.50
Magazines 1 week Yes $1.00
 Kit Collection  1 week  No  $2.50 


Fees and Charges

Holds and reservations

  • Reservations $1 per item, excluding children's books. This is only for items from our catalogue. 
  • Interloans start at $6 per item.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

The prices below are part of the proposed Long Term Plan 2024-2034, which is scheduled to be adopted on 27th June 2024. If adopted, these prices will be effective from 1st July 2024.

Per side
 Black & White  A4 - $0.30    A3 - $0.50 
 Colour  A4 - $1.10  A3 - $2.20
 Per side
 Black & White  A4 - $0.30  
 Colour  A4 - $1.10  
 Per side
 Black & White   A4 - $0.30  
 Colour  A4 - $0.30  


Lost and damaged items

These are charged to you at the replacement cost of the item, plus a $10 admin fee. 


Unpaid accounts

We will make multiple attempts to contact you before we consider debt collection. If we still can't reach you, overdue accounts will be sent to debt collection and further charges may apply. 

Overdue fines

Our District Libraries are fines-free - you will not be charged an overdue fine for returning a book late.

Read more about this here.