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Fees and Charges

List of all the fees and charges for the services provided by Whangarei District Libraries.
All prices are GST inclusive.
Updated: 8/06/2021 9:52 a.m.


Whangarei District residents and rate payers
Library membership expires every 2 years when you will need to contact us to update your membership details and reactivate your library card.

Non-ratepayers and visitors memberships
1 year membership

Items per card limit 30 items
Replace a lost regular card Free


Overdue and lost items, uncollected requests 

Overdue charges (per non-rental item) ​Per day: $0.40
Maximum: $10
Lost items
Plus shelf ready process fee
​Replacement value of item plus $10
Uncollected requests or holds
To cancel unwanted requests or holds, log-in to My Account or contact us by phone or email.
​$1 per item


Interlibrary loans

From a cooperating New Zealand library $6 per item
From a non-cooperating New Zealand library At least $19 per item
From an Australian library $40 per item
Urgent requests $25 to $30 per item
Additional charges from other lending institutions may apply.


Audio visual

DVDs - Movie, TV series and Children's - per 1 week
Hearing Impaired - one item per visit
Overdue fines: per item - per day

Maximum: $20
DVDs - ​General Interest (non fiction) - per 2 weeks
Overdue fines: per item, per day
Maximum: $10
DVDs - New release movies  - per 3 days 
Overdue fines: per item, per day

Maximum: $20

CDs : Children's, Māori and New Zealand Room
- per 1 week
Overdue fines: per item, per day

Maximum: $10
Talking books - per 4 weeks
Overdue fines: per item, per day
Maximum: $10



Bestseller books - per 1 week
Overdue fines: per item, per day
Maximum Fines $20



Jigsaw puzzles – per 4 weeks 
Overdue fines: per item,  per day
Maximum: $10


Library facility charges

Computers and Internet

Computers  Free
Library Wifi Free


Photocopying and printing

Black and white A4 - per page $0.10
A3 - per page $0.20
Colour A4 - per page $1
A3 - per page $2



Document scans by library staff $1 per page
Self service on photocopier $0.10 per page


Laminating service

 A4 - per sheet $2
 A3 - per sheet $4


Fax services

Only available at Whangarei Central Library.

0800 numbers $2
Local – first page $2
National – first page $2.50
International – first page $3
Receiving – first page $1
All additional pages $0.20


Display cabinets hire service

Display cabinet – per 1 week $12.50
​Maximum hire period: 2 weeks ​


Meeting rooms

May Bain Room at Whangarei Central Library
Booking fee - per day $25
Plus room hire - per hour, or part thereof $25
50% discount on booking and room hire fees for local not-for-profit groups
Tea, coffee, water, cups, etc. - per booking period $12
Data projector hire - per booking period $30
Leonard Room at Whangarei Central Library
Room hire - per hour, or part thereof $10
Please note: The room is not sound proof. Data projector and refreshments are not available with this room hire.




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