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Fees and Charges

List of all the fees and charges for the services provided by Whangarei Libraries.
All prices are GST inclusive.
Updated: 19/06/2019 10:59 a.m.


Whangarei District residents and rate payers Free

Non-ratepayers and visitors memberships
$30 refundable deposit and $38 annual subscription

Items per card limit 30 items
Additional cards (non-refundable)
Per family member


Replace a lost regular card Free
Key tag library card (including replacements) $4


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 2 weeks 
Overdue fines: per item,  per day
Maximum: $10


Library facility charges

Photocopying - self service

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


Laminating service

 A4 - per sheet $2
 A3 - per sheet $4


Computers and Internet services

Computers  per 3 minutes $0.20
Library Wifi Free
Printing - A4 Black and white - per page $0.10
  Colour - per page $1


Scanning service

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


Fax services

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 boards and cabinets hire service

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


Meeting room

May Bain Room at Whangarei Central Library
Booking fee - per day $25
Plus room hire - per hour $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




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