How do I borrow an item?

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 date/s items are due back are printed on it.  This can also be emailed to you if you request this at the time of issuing.

How long can I borrow an item for?

  • Books (except for Recent Releases and New Magazines) – 3 weeks
  • Recent Releases & New Magazines– 2 weeks (no renewals)
  • DVD’s – 1 week
  • eBook & eAudio – 3 weeks

How many items can I borrow?

You can have up to 50 items out at once.

Do I have to pay to borrow an item?

Most items can be borrowed free of charge. Recent Releases, New Magazines and DVDs incur charges.

In addition, there may be charges for items returned late.

Can I renew my items?

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.

Do I get a reminder when my items are due?

If you have an email address the library will send a pre-alert message three days before the item is due.

The library will either post or email a notice after an item is due.

How do I return an item?

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