Join the library

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It's free for everyone to join the library

Whangārei District ratepayers and residents

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

Other areas

If you live outside the District you can join for one year.

Join Online

Step 1.Complete the form

Fill out the online registration form.

Step 2.Receive Temporary ID

Get temporary membership which will give you access to our online library services.  

We will email you a temporary library membership ID followed with a library card number, which will expire after 180 days if enrolment is not completed.

Step 3.Junior membership

People under 18 years need to have a guarantor to join the library.

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.

Guarantors must be adult members of Whangarei District Libraries who agree to take responsibility for and costs that are incurred as a result of the borrowers' failure to meet such obligations.  See membership conditions below.

Step 4.To complete enrolment and pick up your library card

Visit any of our libraries (Whangārei Central, Kamo, Onerahi, Tikipunga or the Mobile Library) with your ID, such as driver's licence, passport, Community Services card or NZ SuperGold card.

Guarantors must be present with young people under 18 years to complete enrolment.

When joining online please allow 2 working days for your request to be processed, before completing and picking up your card.

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Join in Person

Step 1.Visit one of our libraries

Visit any of our libraries (Whangārei Central, Kamo, Onerahi, Tikipunga or the Mobile Library) with your ID. 

Step 2.Bring ID

Bring your ID and we can sign you up there and then - it just takes a few minutes. ID such as driver's licence, passport, Community Services card or NZ SuperGold card.

Step 3.Junior membership

People under 18 years need to have a guarantor to join the library.

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.

Guarantors must be adult members of Whangarei District 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.

  • 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.