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.

Printers, photocopying, fax and scanners

Per side
 Black & White  A4 - $0.20    A3 - $0.50 
 Colour  A4 - $1.00  A3 - $2.00
 Per side
 Black & White  A4 - $0.20  
 Colour  A4 - $1.00  
 Per side
 Black & White   A4 - $0.20  
 Colour  A4 - $0.20  
 Per side
 Within NZ  First Page - $2.50   Following pages - $1.00
 International  First page - $4.50  Following pages - $2.00

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.