What are Bestsellers?
Our Bestsellers Collection is the no-wait way to borrow the latest popular books and magazines. Simply check out the distinctive red shelves on the ground floor of the Central Library and at selected branch libraries.
- A collection of extra copies of very popular books and magazines
- Bestseller books are $5 to borrow for 10 days; magazines are $2.50
- They can't be reserved -- so there's no queue
- Because they're only loaned out a week at a time, they're often available and on the shelf when you visit us
The same titles are available for free in the main collection, but there may be a reserve queue, and you may have to wait -- especially if a book is very popular.
Here are the facts:
|Loan period:||10 days||1 week|
|Overdue charge||$1 per day||$1 per day|
|Bride and Groom||Central|
|Elle Decoration||Central & Branches|
|Eve||Central & Branches|
|Harpers Bazaar||Central & Branches|
|Marie Claire (Australia)||Central & Branches|
|Madison||Central & Branches|
|Notebook||Central & Branches|
|Red||Central & Karori|
|Tatler||Central & Branches|
|Vanity Fair||Central & Branches|
|Vogue (UK)||Central & Branches|
Locating Bestsellers on the catalogue
Bestsellers can be found in the catalogue by searching by title or author. (If you choose to reserve the title, the reserve will go on the normal lending copies, not the Bestseller copies.)
Central and some branches keep a list of their current Bestsellers; check the Bestsellers stand or ask the staff for assistance.