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How to become a member of Whangarei Libraries, types of membership and conditions of membership.
Updated: 14/10/2016 11:47 a.m.

Whangarei Libraries membership card.

Whangarei District Council ratepayers and residents are entitled to free membership. 
If you live outside the district you can join by paying an annual subscription.

Joining Whangarei Libraries

It is easy to join - choose from the options below.

In all instances you will need to visit any of our libraries (Whangarei Central, Kamo, Onerahi, Tikipunga or the Mobile Library bus) and bring ID such as driver's license or passport plus proof of your current physical address e.g: a bank statement or electricity bill.

Join Online

Complete the online registration form and get temporary membership which entitles you to reserve up to 2 items from our Library Catalogue and checkout up to 4 items from our Libraries.

We will email you a temporary Library membership ID which will expire after 2 weeks if enrolment is not completed.

Children and young people under 18 years

Young people are required to have a guarantor who is an adult member of Whangarei Libraries.  More details below.

To complete enrolment and pick up your Library card

Visit any of our Libraries with your ID and proof of current address within 2 weeks.
Guarantors must be present with young people under 18 years to complete enrolment.

Your Library card will be available 2 working days after you have completed and submitted either of the online enrolment forms.

Online Registration

Whangarei Libraries member log in window.

Find the online registration form  in the Library Catalogue

Click on either lick on either Log In or My Account links in the top red banner of the Library Catalogue which opens Whangarei Libraries member log in window.

Click on the blue Join the Library link below the Log In button to open the Online Registration form window.

Fill in your details ensuring your have entered details in the required fields (with the red asterisk) and click the Join the Library button.

Download an application form

Print and complete the form then take it to any of our Libraries with your ID and proof of current address.
 
Download Join Whangarei Libraries form [340kb]

Visit our Libraries

Bring your ID and proof of current address. We can sign you up there and then - it just takes a few minutes.

Whangarei Libraries junior membership card. Junior membership

Children and young people under 18 years need to have a guarantor to join the library. 

Guarantors must be adult members of Whangarei Libraries who agree to take responsibility for, and to pay upon demand, all damages, fines, administration charges and replacement costs that are incurred as a result of the borrowers' failure to meet such obligations.

The guarantor must be present in the Library to sign the membership enrolment form. We can enrol the guarantor and young person up at the same time.

Out of District membership

If you live outside the Whangarei District you will be charged an annual subscription. 

The initial cost is $68, which includes a $30 deposit that is refunded when you leave, if you have no charges or loan items outstanding. The other $38 is an annual subscription (not refundable).

You receive one Library card for the $68. If you require additional cards for other family members each additional card costs $15, but will incur no further annual charges and is subject to the usual borrowing conditions.

The base cardholder pays $38 every year to renew their membership(s).

If the base cardholder does not renew each year all the cards issued from their subscription will become invalid.
 

Membership conditions

  • You are responsible for all items borrowed on your library card, including items borrowed by other people using your card

  • Notify us immediately if you lose your card or if it is stolen

  • Return all items borrowed on your card by the due date in the same condition they were in when borrowed (except for fair wear and tear)

  • Agree to pay on demand all damages, fines, administration charges and replacement costs that are incurred as a result of failure to meet these conditions

  • Please tell us if your address, phone or email details change. 

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