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Do you live, study, work or pay rates in Wellington? If so, you can join Wellington City Libraries for free! We have joining options available for all Wellingtonians in our region - even if you don't live in the Wellington City ratepaying area. (conditions apply).

How do I join the library?

Once you've filled out your details, you'll receive confirmation of your temporary membership. This lasts one month, and allows you to:

  • borrow 3 library items (eg books, DVDs)
  • borrow 3 Overdrive eBooks
  • place 1 reserve (on a physical item, not an eBook)

To finish your registration and gain access to all resources;

  • Visit one of our branch libraries, bringing personal ID — preferably with a photo e.g. a driver's license; OR
  • Scan and email us:
    • Personal ID — preferably with a photo e.g. a driver's license
    • Proof of your current home address — e.g. a recent bank statement or bill.

      If you work or study in Wellington City and live in the Greater Wellington region, your electronic proof — e.g. payslip or student ID.

  • Read the Conditions of Membership
  • If you're under 18 years, then your parent or guardian will need to apply online for you. (If you are aged 14-17 and living independently, please visit one of our libraries)

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Conditions of Membership

  1. All items borrowed on this card are the responsibility of the card holder (or any child or young adult card where I am the guarantor)
  2. I agree to return borrowed items to the library before closing time on their due date, and pay any item fees or replacement charges incurred. I agree to information being passed to a debt collection and credit reporting agency should I default. Wellington City Libraries will pass on any collection costs (including commissions and/or legal fees) incurred by us in recovering the money owed.
  3. I will notify the library of any change of address and any library card lost or stolen.

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