Frequently Asked Questions

Membership is free to all West Coast (Westland, Grey, Buller) and Selwyn District residents. You can join online here. When collecting your card you will need to show photo ID (driver's license, passport) and proof of address. Examples of proof of address are telephone, electricity and rates bills, bank statement, tenancy agreement.

Children under 18 years can join the library online here. The guarantor (parent or guardian) needs to show photo ID and proof of address when collecting the child's library card.

Yes, the library has five internet computers for public use. Wifi is available 24/7.

There is no limit on the number of items that can be borrowed. Books are issued for three weeks, or a maximum extended loan period of six weeks. DVDs, Music CDs and magazines are issued for one week. Magazines will not be renewed.

No sorry, your books will need to be returned to the library that issued them.

Adult - 30c per day (max $9 per item) and Child - 10c per day (max $3 per item)

All Westland District Library books are free to borrow. DVDs are $3 for one week issue, Music CDs are $2 for one week issue.

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Go to CATALOGUE. Click MY ACCOUNT and log in with your library card number and password/passcode. Click on the Checkouts tab. Tick the boxes for the items you want to renew. Click on renew. Click on Logout. Please Note: Items issued for six weeks cannot be renewed and Magazines and National Library Audios cannot be renewed. OR Download the BookMyne app onto your smartphone or tablet here and use it to renew items, view, remove or suspend holds, check profile information and change your pin, search the catalogue and place a hold.

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Yes. There is a limit of three items on loan at any one time. Personal ID and a contact address in Westland is required. 1 month $20; 3 months $25; 6 months $50; 12 months $100. An additional bond of $30.00 is required for anyone giving, as their visitor address, an accommodation house. International Exchange Students staying with families in the District longer than 6 months can join as a visitor for free. International Visitors cannot join the library. We do have free Internet and free Wifi available. We also sell canceled library books at the entrance to the library.

Yes. We welcome customer suggestions for purchase. Contact Us