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Library Express

If you are temporarily unable to visit the library or would like us to courier a selection to you at home, our Library Express service is an option.

Adult reading picture book to small child

How does it work?

The Library Express service allows you to arrange with our staff for a selection of items (chosen by our librarians) to be delivered to you by courier.

Any (borrowable) item in our collection (Library Catalogue) can be requested — either choose your items yourself, or request that our librarians select for you

Give us a general idea of the topics, authors or formats you're interested in, such as 3 children's picture books about foxes, 4 rose gardening books, 3 books by Bill Bryson, or 2 recent fashion magazines.

Details will be confirmed with you before dispatch.

Charges and Payment

Charges depend on your request and this will be confirmed as applicable (e.g. $2 extra per item if you are a rental borrower, delivery fee).

Library members who use this service via phone, email — a charge will be placed on your library card for you to pay on your next library visit or online.

Request our Library Express service

Email us with 'Library Express' in the subject line at enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

Loans and Returns

Usual loan periods for items apply.

Please note: The loan period begins when the item is issued at the library, before it is sent to you.

  • The return of library items is the responsibility of the borrower
  • Items will come with an issue slip giving the date due
  • You may return items to any of our branches

Related Services

  • Books at Home

    Our Books at Home Service is a free service for people who are unable to get to a library themselves, permanently.
  • Home Delivery

    Home Delivery is available as an option when you reserve individual items in our library catalogue (charges apply).