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Library Membership

Library books and magazines.

Who can join the Marlborough District Libraries?

It is free to join if you are a Marlborough District resident or ratepayer - or if you attend an educational institution in the district. Non-residents and visitors can join for a subscription of $11 per month, or $80 per year.

Using the library

  • Your Marlborough District Libraries card allows you to borrow items from either of our libraries. Please bring your library card with you when you visit the libraries. We recommend that you do not share your library card, as you are responsible for all items borrowed using your card.
  • Please notify us if you change your address or lose your card as soon as possible.
  • You can return items to either library when we are closed, by returning them into our after-hours bins.

How many items can I have out at one time?

A maximum of 30 items can be borrowed on all library cards (Adult, Teen, Children).

How long can I have items for?

The standard loan period for fiction and non-fiction books, with the exception of high demand titles, is four weeks. Other material is loaned as per the following schedule:

Books   4 weeks
Talking Books   4 weeks
Puzzles   4 weeks
Magazines   4 weeks
Compact Music CDs   2 weeks
DVDs   1 week
High Demand Titles   3 weeks

Items cannot be renewed if they have been reserved. If an item is from a rental collection, there will be a rental charge for renewal.

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