Kaikoura District Library

Level 1, 96 West EndLibrary scene
Ph 319 6280
Email: books@kdclibrary.co.nz


 Opening hours

Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 10am-1.00pm
Late night Thursday til 7pm (during daylight saving hours only).
Closed Public Holidays


Membership is free if you are a permanent resident of Kaikoura or $45 annual subscription if you live elsewhere. We require photo proof of ID and another form of proof of address e.g. power bill or bank statement. You will be issued a library card on the same day and can start borrowing straight away. Please keep your card safe and remember to bring it with you at each visit. Lost or damaged cards can be replaced for a small fee.

Fiction rental fees

Some small charges apply for fiction items. Red dot (new) books are $2 per 3 week issue and yellow dot books are $1 per 3 week issue.

We don’t charge for NZ fiction, magazines, biographies, all Non Fiction or children’s and teens’ books.

Loan Period

21 days unless otherwise stated. Some magazines and DVDs are 7 day loan period.

Items may be renewed twice providing they are not reserved for another borrower. Any rental or overdue charges will be payable on your next visit.


Items may be returned through the book return slot located near the main doors of the Civic Centre on the ground floor.


Toddler time! – Mondays, 10.30-11.30am during school term time.

NZ Newspapers

Kaikoura District Council and Regional Council documents including council meeting agendas

Electoral rolls

Local History – Kaikoura collection

Second hand books and magazines for saleLibrary kids area

Photocopying (B&W or Colour), printing, scanning and laminating

Word and Excel available

Internet and Email access *charges may apply

Magazines, DVDs

Large print books

Talking books

Toy Library, puzzles and children’s programmes

Inter library loan – we can borrow an item from another NZ library on your behalf *charges apply

Reserves system to hold that special book for you when it is returned from another borrower

Book covering & minor repairs *charges apply

Online Public Access Computer enabling you to search the library database


Overdue charges

Children & young adults - .10c per day per item

Adults - .20c per day per item

DVDs $1 per day per item

Replacement library cards $5Fire Library

Photocopying :

A4 - Black & white .20c - Colour $2.00

A3 - Black & White .40c - Colour $4.00


A4 - $1.50  

A3 - $3.00


15 mins $2

30 mins $3

60 mins $6

Rental Fiction

Red dot - $2.00

Yellow dot - $1.00

Other fees

Reserve fee $1 per item

Toys $1-2 per item per week

DVDs $2-4 per item per week

Full replacement cost will be charged for any lost or damaged items and may also incur an administration fee.