Borrowing information

  Admin fee Loan period
Adult books* 50c 21 days
Adult magazines* 50c 7 days
Children and Teen's books^ No charge 21 days
Audio books (non print-disabled patrons) $2.00 21 days
Jigsaw puzzles $1.00 21 days
Children’s jigsaw puzzles 50c 21 days
DVD's $2.50 7 days
eBooks 50c 21 days
eAudio books $2.00 21 days
Reserves $1.50  
Internet Free  until 30.6.22
Replacement library card $2.00  
Renewals (cost depends on item)    


You can borrow up to 30 items at a time, or 50 items for non-resident subscription memberships.

* 40% discount for Community Service Card holders.

*Titles with multiple holds will automatically have a reduced loan period of 14 days.

^Children and students to Year 13 can borrow two free books from the adult section for study or personal use.

Other charges

  • Photocopying
  • Document scanning
  • Printing
  • Items requested from other libraries
  • Overdue items (excludes children’s and teenage books and magazines)

*For renewals, normal administration fees will apply.

Please check out our library brochure for further details.

Charges apply for some overdue items so please renew your items.


Fees and charges are changing: New fees and charges apply from 1 July 2021: Click here.

Items may be returned through the ‘After Hours’ slot at the front of each library outside opening hours.

After hours slot

Cambridge Library - the slot can be found on the corner of the building by the bike stand before you walk down the path. 


In Te Awamutu the slots are to the right of the main doors.