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Library Charges

Library books and magazines.
FEES TABLE: Library  Charges $
General fiction, non-fiction, large print, puzzles, magazines, online resources, talking books (cassettes, CDs) and children's books Free
Library Fines No charge
Children's items No charge (but processing fee applies if overdue by 28 days or more)
Adult items $0.30 per day
Processing Fee $5.50 per item (for all items overdue by 28 days or more)
Library Rentals  
Small Fiction paperbacks $0.50 per item
Rental fiction

From $0.80 to $2.00 per item
reducing to free as resource ages

Music CDs $2.00
reducing to free as resource ages

reducing to free as resource ages

MP3 talking books $4.50
reducing to free as resource ages
Placing Holds

From within library stock (Children's and Young Adults' items are exempt from this charge)

$1.00 per item
From another NZ library from $5.50 per item
Miscellaneous Items
Internet access Free
Photocopying per page $0.20
Printing $0.40 per sheet of paper
Visitor's card $11.00 per month
Replacement Library Card $2.00
Lost books At cost
Lost book processing fee $5.50 per item
Debt collection charges Charges+20%
Fax charges From $1.00
Out of district library membership subscription (free reciprocal arrangement with Tasman and Nelson Districts) $80.00 per annum

Payment options

You can pay your library charges at your library (Blenheim or Picton) by cash or Eftpos.  You can also pay online using these details:

  • Bank:  BNZ
  • Account Name:  Marlborough District Council
  • Bank Account Number:  02-0600-0202861-00

Please enter the following information so we can identify your payment:

  • Your Library Card number/UserID (this is on the back of your Library Card) for the reference
  • Use the word "Library" for the code
  • Include your surname


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