Library FAQ's

You can return items to either Ōtorohanga or Kāwhia Libraries 24 hours a day (via the returns slots when the libraries are closed).

You can renew most items twice, provided they are not on hold for someone else.

There is no charge for renewing an item, but any rental charges that applied when you first borrowed it will apply on renewal, as will any overdue charges if you renew the item after the due date.

If you have an email address we will send a pre-alert message three days before the item is due. We will either post or email a notice after an item is due.

Most items can be borrowed free of charge. Recent releases, new magazines and DVDs incur charges. In addition, there may be charges for items that are returned late.

You can have up to 50 items out at once.

  • Books (except for recent releases and new magazines) - 3 weeks
  • Recent releases and new magazines - 2 weeks (no renewals)
  • DVD’s - 1 week
  • eBook & eAudio - 3 weeks

Just take your card and the items you want to borrow to the issues desk at any library. A receipt will be printed with the due date/s printed on it. This can also be emailed to you if you request this at the time of issuing.

Ōtorohanga District Library

+64 7 873 7175
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed

Kāwhia War Memorial Library

+64 7 871 0248
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday - 10.30am - 12pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 2pm - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed