Borrowing information

Effective 1 July 2023 Admin fee Loan period
New Adult books (less than 2 years old)* $1.50 21 days^
Adult books (older than 2 years) No charge 21 days^
New Adult magazines (less than one year old) $1.00 7 days
Adult magazines (more than a year old) 50c 7 days
Children and Teen's books No charge 21 days
Audio books (Free for 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 No charge 21 days
eAudio books $2.00 21 days
Reserves (adult materials) $1.50  
Reserves (child/teen materials) $1.00  
Internet via public access computers No charge  
Replacement library card $3.00  
Renewals (cost depends on item)    


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

*The age of the book is determined by its original copyright date.

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

Other charges

  • Photocopying
  • Document scanning
  • Printing
  • Items requested from other libraries

*For renewals, normal administration fees will apply.

Please check out our library brochure for further details.

No charges apply for overdue items, however items not returned will be charged for replacement plus a $10 processing fee so please renew your items.

Library Fines Drop in Waipā: read on (30.05.23).

Click & Collect

Available at any time: Click here.


For a full list of Council fees and charges which apply from 1 July 2023: Click here.

After hours slot

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

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.