Kaikoura District Library
Level 1, 96 West End
Ph 319 6280
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
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.
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.
Kaikoura District Council and Regional Council documents including council meeting agendas
Local History – Kaikoura collection
Second hand books and magazines for sale
Photocopying (B&W or Colour), printing, scanning and laminating
Word and Excel available
Internet and Email access *charges may apply
Large print 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
Children & young adults - .10c per day per item
Adults - .20c per day per item
DVDs $1 per day per item
Replacement library cards $5
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
Red dot - $2.00
Yellow dot - $1.00
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.