For a tutorial on how to renew your items: click here.
Your library card entitles you to borrow from the Cambridge and Te Awamutu Public Libraries.
By joining one of Waipā District Libraries you can use both Cambridge and Te Awamutu Libraries. You can also return book to either of these libraries. You cannot use Hamilton Libraries with a Waipā Libraries card.
Search for the Waipā Public Wi-Fi network. Once connected you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of use. Once you agree to these terms you will be able to access the Wi-Fi network at our libraries.
If you lose or damage an item beyond repair, you will be charged for the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee of $7.50. If you damage an item that we can repair you might be charged for the cost of repair, this will depend on how big the repair is.
The best way to avoid overdue fines is to return items on time or renew them when they are due. The first overdue notices are sent out from the libraries before overdue charges start so if you respond straight away there will be no overdue charges. You can receive notices via email or text. If you wish to change how you get your notices please contact one of our libraries. From 2020 the libraries will no longer be sending out paper overdue notices.
For options on renewing your items see the first item on the FAQs.
One of the conditions of joining the library is that you present your library card each time you would like to take books out of the library. If you forget then we will ask for ID to prove who you are, we will also ask you some questions about information we hold in your file. Please don’t be offended, we do this to make sure that it is the right person taking out books. Books can be expensive, and we don’t want to charge the wrong person for any books taken out that might not come back.
You can but if the books become lost, overdue or damaged you are responsible for them. We do ask if you would like another family member or friend to use the card you let the library know and we can place a message on your file stating this.
You can order an item from either of Waipā Libraries and it will get delivered to the right library. There is a hold charge of $1.50 to do this (the only time the hold charge will not be applied is if a copy at your usual library is missing or your usual library does not hold the item and the only copy in the system is at the other Waipā library).
If you would like to order an item from outside of Waipā there will be a charge involved. This can vary between $5.00 and $15.00 depending on the library it comes from. There is also no guarantee the other library will be willing to lend the item you have requested.
There is a form that can be filled in at either library (or download it here). Research is then done on the book and its contents. Once a thorough examination has been completed the Team Leader makes a final decision on whether the book will be kept in the library. Please do not take offence if the item you object to is kept in the library.
You can email us your recommendation (download a form here) or if you are in the library please talk to one of the librarians and they will give you a form to fill in. Please note that not all recommendations will be purchased. They need to meet the conditions set out in the libraries’ collection development policy.
Let us know as soon as you can. You can do this by email, phone or in the library.
Let us know as soon as possible. Books and other library items can be expensive, and we do not want to be sending you a bill for replacement cost of items that someone else has taken out on your card. If you let us know we can put a block on your card to stop this.
You may still be able to join as a temporary member. For more details please contact the libraries. The other option is that if you may know someone in Waipā District who would be willing to let you use their card while you stay here. It is important to note that the person lending you their card is ultimately responsible for any items taken out on the card.
To change your PIN you need to be logged into either the library catalogue or Bookmyne app.
In the library catalogue - you will need to log in at the top right hand corner, once logged in you can change your PIN under 'My Details' then profile.
In the Bookmyne app - you will need to be logged in. Click on the profile tab and then on change pin at the base of the page.
The library catalogue contains information about all the physical items held in the libraries, as well as links to specific eBook titles. This is also the place you will need to go to renew any physical items you have out. The eBook catalogue holds all the information relating to the libraries eBook and eAudio book collections. Any physical items you have on issue will not show in this catalogue.
There is a meeting room attached to the Te Awamutu Library that can be hired. For information on booking this as well as associated fees please see here.
If you have read a book that you really enjoyed and are interested in letting us know, why not send us a review and we will consider it for publishing on our website.
For what to include please access the form we have available: click here.
You can submit a review and choose not to have your name published.
Start in the Library Catalogue.
Search for the item you would like to place a hold on in the search area (look for a magnifying glass), from the list that comes back click on the blue title heading. This will take you to a screen with more information about this item. From here you will have the option to "Place Hold". If you haven't already signed in it will ask you to do so. It will then ask you to choose which library you would like to collect this from, click confirm once you have done this. A green tick will then appear showing the hold has been placed.
For a tutorial on these steps: click here.
We have created a special tutorial to help you with some instruction on downloading an eBook.
The example uses an iPad but the instructions can easily apply to a number of other devices.
Access it here.
The library APP BookMyne is available from the APP store or Google Play.
For a tutorial with step by step instructions: click here.
For some databases you will need you will need to enter your library card number.
For help with online databases and their features click here.
Posted on 11 January 2021
Our libraries in Cambridge and Te Awamutu are now open with regular hours back in operation. Our late nights are on Wednesday and Friday.
The Summer Holiday Reading Programme (Take a Shelfie) continues. Checkins recommence from Wednesday 13 January which is also the date for the next Story Session featuring 'Fun, fab fairy tales'.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Waipā District Libraries.