Fees and Charges

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Fees and Charges

Charges $

General fiction, non-fiction, large print, puzzles, magazines, online resources, talking books (CDs), MP3 talking books and children's books


Small fiction paperbacks

.50 per item

Rental fiction

From $1.00 to $2.00 per item
reducing to free as resource ages


reducing to free as resource ages

Library Fines

Children’s and teen items

Adults items

Processing fee

No charge

.30 per item per day

$5.50 per item (for ALL items overdue by 28 days or more)

Placing Holds

From within adult collection

$1.00 per item

From within the children’s and teen collections


From another NZ library (inter-library loan)

from $5.50 per item

Miscellaneous Items

Internet access



From .20 per page


.20 per page for black and white

$1.00 per page for colour


From $1.00 per page

Replacement Card


Lost books

Recommended retail price

Lost book processing fee

Debt collection charges

$5.50 per item

Charges + 20%

Visitor membership

$11.00 per month

Out of district library membership subscription

Membership for Tasman and Nelson residents

$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: 02-0600-0202861-000

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

  • Reference: Your Library Card number/ UserID (on the back of your Library Card)
  • Code: use the word ‘Library’
  • Include your surname