Collections and services

Collections & ServicesOur collection includes:

  • Best Sellers – get the latest from super popular authors - $3 for 1 week issue. $1 per day late fees apply.

  • Rental Fiction – check out the latest reads – only $1 for 3 weeks.

  • DVDs - Borrow anything from blockbusters, comedies, docos, art house films and children's movies from our range of DVDs. Ask for a Loyalty Card next time you are in the Library. $3 for 1 week issue. $1 per day late fees apply.

  • Free Fiction - We have thousands of books; thrillers, romances, science fiction, fantasy, family sagas, classics and everything in between.

  • Magazines and Newspapers - We have lots of great magazines, including Cosmopolitan, New Zealand Gardener, Organic New Zealand, Good, NZ Fishing News, NZ Performance Car, Tattoo’s Down Under, New Zealand Horse and Pony, Creme and Rip It Up. You can also pop in to read the NZ Herald or local papers.

  • Music CDs - We have an ever-increasing collection of music CDs, from Led Zeppelin to Miley Cyrus, Bob Marley to the Kings of Leon.

  • Junior Section - Picture books, chapter books, junior readers and talking books...lots of great stuff!

  • Junior Readers - Helping your child learn to read? These books are colour coded into eight different reading levels for the beginner to the more advanced reader. Available in English and Te Reo

  • Teens - Our teen section has some awesome Fiction, and Non-Fiction. We also have some great Graphic Novels (comics).

  • NZ, Maori and General Non Fiction - We have an extensive range of factual books for people of all ages. Check out books on cooking, DIY, gardening, sport, travel, biographies and more. There is something for everyone. Maori Non-Fiction is all available in one section of the library for ease of access.

  • Large Print - Check out our Large Print section. These books have extra large print - great for night-time reading.

  • Talking Books - Check out our range of Talking Books on CD, tape, and playaway (mp3). These are exchanged regularly and are great to listen to while driving, doing the housework or some other project!

  • Online databases - The databases we subscribe to contain a wealth of information and most can  be accessed from home as well as at the library.  They include the Biography Resource Center, Business Reference Suite, Virtual Reference Library, Australia/NZ Reference Centre, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, History and Literature Resource Center, the Health & Wellness Resource Center, and Contemporary Women's Issues database, and Ancestry (Ancestry is only accessible from within the library).

  • Fundview and Breakout - You can also access Fundview (community funding resource)  and Breakout  (individual scholarship database) from home by entering your library card number when prompted. Otherwise pop into the library to use.

  • Interloans - Interloans are items (books, movies, articles etc) that we borrow from outside the Kaipara District on your behalf. The cost is $10.00 per requested item. Call in and see staff for more details

Our services include:

  • Internet - Did you know that internet use is free at the Dargaville Public Library? We are a part of the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa and have five internet computers and wireless available.

  • Photocopying - We have a self-service photocopier, so  pop in next time you would like to photocopy something. Black and white - $0.20 A4 and $0.40 A3. Colour - $3.50 A4, $6.00 A3. (Double-sided is double the price)

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  • View more information on the Dargaville Town Hall.