Books, Magazines, Books on CD and Digital Audiobooks, Non-Fiction DVDs, Children’s CD-ROMs and CDs are all free to borrow at the Libraries but there are other materials we charge a small fee for borrowing:
Adult Movie DVDs/Blu-ray are $2.00 for one week or $4.00 for TV series and box sets on a two week hire. Adult music CDs are $1.00 for one week. Xbox 360/Xbox One and PS3/PS4 games are $5.00 for a one week hire.
Reserving any item in the library costs $1.00 to place, which you have to pay it even if you forget to collect it. We don’t charge a reserve fee for children’s or youth items, and people with children’s or youth memberships won’t be charged for anything they reserve.
Children’s and Youth books and magazines cost $0.10 everyday they are late back but their DVDs and CDs are a bit more at $0.20 per day they’re overdue. Adult books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs are also $0.20. Xbox 360/Xbox One and PS3/PS4 games cost a bit more at $1.50 for each day they are overdue.
The Internet is free for all visitors to the library. If you want to use our 1 hour session computers you’ll need to be a library member. If you’re not, you can join when you visit us, or ask a staff member to make you a guest pass for a computer on the Mezzanine floor. It’ll still be free but there may be a short wait during our busier times.
Free Wi-Fi is also available for your laptop, smartphone or tablet.
You can also scan items for free, or do photocopying for $0.10 per black and white A4 or A3 side, $1.50 for a colour A4 or $3.00 for an A3.
You can bring in your own books and get us to cover them in library grade protective coverings for $2.50 for a small book or $3.00 for a large one.
Lastly, you can record your own music in the Beatbooth down on the Ground floor. The cost is $5 per hour. Click here for more information.
Your Library card can be used at any branch of the Palmerston North City Library, even the Library bus!
Bring your Library card with you when you want to issue items – you can use it on the self-service machines or at a service desk.
Library members can have up to fifty items issued to their card at any one time.
Most books are issued for 3 weeks, with magazines and AV items issued for 1 week.
You might like to place a reserve on an item if it’s always out when you visit the library or if it’s on the shelf at a different branch. We’ll let you know when it’s available and hold it for you at a branch of your choosing.
To reserve an item you can sign in to your account and place the reserve yourself, phone us on (06) 351 4100 or ask a staff member the next time you’re at the library.
Reserves cost $1 per item for adults. Reserves are free for children and high school students.