Loan Periods and Charges

Most library items and services are FREE.

We think that's cool too.

But there are a few small charges:

Rental Items

  • Just released fiction $2.50 (3 week rental) 
  • Magazines $1.00 (1 week rental)
  • DVDs  $2.50 (1 week rental)
  • Audio books $2.50 (3 week rental)

Overdue Fees

  • Rental fiction 50c per day
  • Books and Audio Books 50c per day (children 30c per day)
  • Magazines 50c per day 
  • DVDs 50c per day

Other Charges

  • Reservations $1.00 per item (children free)
  • Interloans start from $6.00 per item
  • Photocopying in Black and White 20c for A4, $1.00 for A3 
  • Photocopying in Colour $1.00 for A4, $2.00 for A3
  • Scanning 20c per page
  • Computer access Free for half an hour per day 
  • Wifi Free and available in and around our libraries 24/7
  • Printing in A4 black and white: 20c per sheet
  • Fax - within NZ $2.00 first page, then $1.00 per page 
  • Fax - International $4.00 first page, then $2.00 per page

Lost Items

You swear you put it on the breakfast bar. He swears he last saw it on your bedside table. Either way, we never got it, and even after checking that you didn't accidently drop it off at the video store instead, it's gone to the same place left hand socks and pens go. Now what?

Lost items are charged to you at replacement cost. But if you find them later (along with that last sock) we'll be delighted to refund your replacement fee (less a $10.00 administration fee) upon presentation of your payment receipt. You can keep the sock.


Unpaid Accounts

Let's keep this bit short, since we're sure it won't apply to you. (Seriously. People that read this level of detail on web pages are usually quite organised and not in the constant state of overwhelm seen in those who litter their lives with a trail of unpaid accounts.)

So here goes: unpaid accounts over one (1) month old are sent to debt collection. Further charges will then apply.

Frankly, this is almost always avoided when a person's life is organised and they remember to bring stuff back.*

*It may surprise you to know that many of the people involved in the Buck Shelford campaign in 1990 (NZ rugby lore) were librarians who thought Buck was a book. No. Not really. We made that up. The book bit. Not the Buck bit. Try saying those last two sentences fast on loop and see how far you get. It's harder than you think. If you can make it past seven times without a glitch (fast) come in and show us. We'll get the Council's communications team to give you a mini chokkie. (Well, if they can give away chokkies for guessing famous Coromandel locations on Facebook they can give you a chokkie for doing this. And for reading this far into the small print of a, well, frankly, boring bit of info about unpaid accounts! There are benefits for being a bit, er, bookish.)