We understand that our range of exciting offerings may keep you entertained for longer than the borrowing time, but other people may be waiting for the items you have borrowed. When you borrow items from the library you will receive a receipt showing the date your items are due back — please keep this receipt handy as a reminder to yourself.

Some items kept after this date will incur a fee each day they are overdue. An email or letter will deliver a courtesy reminder to you. If your library fees are in excess of $10, borrowing privileges will be suspended.

If you are under 18 years old, you will have a relative acting as your guarantor. Your guarantor has agreed to accept responsibility for all fees and charges accrued. If items are overdue and fees are not paid then both your and your guarantor's borrowing privileges will be stopped.

From 1 July, 2021, Hamilton City Council has removed all overdue fees for Junior and Young Adult collections for Hamilton’s libraries. More information.

Online banking payment

Your local library accepts cash and EFTPOS payments, but you can also pay library fees and charges using internet banking. However, overdue fees cannot be paid until the overdue item has been returned.

Please use your library card number and your name as references when making payments to us. Please note that payments are processed Monday to Friday once we receive the payment in our bank account. 

 

Fees and charges valid from July 2021

Collection

Loan period

Charge for loan period

Daily Overdue Fee

Adults

Books

28 days

Free

50c per day

Talking Books

28 days

Free

50c per day

Magazines - Pay

7 days

$2.20

50c per day

Magazines - Free

7 days

Free

50c per day

DVDs

7 days

$2.70

50c per day

Best Sellers

14 days

$5

$1 per day

eBooks / eAudiobooks

14 days

Free

n/a

eMagazines

n/a

Free

n/a

Kits

14 days

$2

50c per day

 

Children and Young Adults
From 1 July, 2021, Hamilton City Council has removed all overdue fees for Junior and Young Adult collections for Hamilton’s libraries. More information.

Books

28 days

Free

-

Talking Books

28 days

Free

-

Magazines

7 days

Free

-

Compact Discs

7 days

Free

-

DVDs

7 days

Free

-

 

Other charges

Reservations (Holds) - Adult collections

$1.50

Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa

 

- Internet and PC use

Free 30 minute session 

- Printing

20c per black-and-white A4 side, $1 per colour A4 side

Kathleen Glenn Community Meeting Room at Central Library 

$18 for not-for-profit groups, or $60 for a commercial group

Auaha Community Room at Central Library 

$36 for not-for-profit groups, or $120 for a commercial group 

Private booking Auaha makerspace 

$48 per hour for not-for-profit groups

Facilitated private booking Auaha makerspace 

$250 up to 2 hours

$400 half day session

$650 full day session

Contract Research

$37 per 30 mins

Interloans - Standard

$10

Interloans - All other interloan requests

Price on request

Lost or Damaged Items

Replacement Cost

Replacement Library Card

$3.80

Photocopying - black & white

20c per A4 side, 40c per A3 side

Photocopying - colour

$1 per A4 side, $2.10 per A3 side

Library bags

- Standard

$3.50

Images/Photographs

View details on Hamilton City Council website

 

Subscription memberships for non-Hamilton residents or ratepayers

Individual membership

$40 per 6 months

$80 per 12 months

Family / Group membership

$90 per 6 months

$180 per 12 months