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

Overdue fees

  • Books $0.50 per day 
  • Magazines $0.50 per day 
  • DVDs $0.50 per day
  • Children's books free on children's library cards; $0.10 per day on adult cards.  

Maximum charge is $5.00 per item. 

Details needed when paying a library fine or debt

 Bank Account Number:  01-0455-0090620-00
 Name: Thames-Coromandel District Council
 Account Option: Sundry


Library fine or debt What information do you need to insert Example
Particulars Your name or the name of the person you are paying on behalf of Bruce Jones

Reference The library card number the fine or debt is against C1234567D

Lost and damaged items

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


Overdue 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.