Important:

At Alert Level 2 most our branches will open from Thursday 9 September, but with some restrictions in place to keep staff and the community safe (more information about Libraries at Level 2).

Wellington City Libraries

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Ngā mōhiohio mō te Whakauru ki reo kē Information on Joining in other languages

We have information on joining the library in:

Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Farsi, Fijian, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Kiribati, Korean, Maori, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tokelau, Tongan and Vietnamese.

Some of these are pdf files - you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader to read a document, or ask your local library to print a copy for you. This page gives you the information in English.

Interpreting Service

Wellington City Council now has an interpretation service - translators are available for over 60 languages, including Somali, Khmer and Sign Language. This service is available at all of our branch libraries. If you are interested in using an interpreter to get better access to Council services, please tell library staff and they will set up a three way conversation with an interpreter over the phone.

How can I join the library?

You must bring:

  • Identification (passport, bank card, or student ID)
  • If you live outside Wellington City, a letter or account with your name and address.
  • The name and address of someone who does not live with you.

Now that you have your library card:

  • Don't give your card to anyone else
  • Do tell us if you change your address
  • Do tell us if your card is lost or stolen.

What does it cost?

It is free to join and borrow books if you live in Wellington.

Item Cost Late return
BooksFree for 3 weeks80c a day
Magazines50c for 1 week60c a day
CDs$1 for 1 week60c a day
DVDs$4 for 1 week$1 a day

Everything must come back to the library before closing time by the due date.

Fines must be paid for late, lost or damaged items. Unpaid debts go to a debt collection agency.

We have books, CDs and online learning databases for people learning English.

Please ask if you need help.

 

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