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How do I apply for a Dargaville Library card?


It is easy to join the library and free for Kaipara residents and ratepayers over the age of 16*.  

All you need is:

1. Personal identification that has your name and signature. These include:
  • New Zealand Driver’s Licence;
  • Community Services Card;
  • Current Passport.
2. Proof of address less than three months old – such as:
  • an account or invoice;
  • a letter from a Government authority e.g. WINZ;
  • a bank printout;
  • a tenancy agreement.
3. A completed application form - which is to be signed in front of a staff member.

*If you are under 16 years of age please talk to library staff about Junior membership! It's easy.

*Please check Community Libraries for their joining criteria. 

Your library card is your personal responsibility

When you sign your borrowers application form you are agreeing to:

  • Return all material in good condition;
  • Pay for any damaged or lost items;
  • Pay any late return fees;
  • Notify the library of any change of contact details;
  • Notify the library if your card is lost or stolen.

Using your card

Always bring your card when you come to the library.  You need your card to:

  • Borrow items­;
  • Renew items;
  • Check your file;
  • Use free public computers in the Dargaville Library;
  • Access free E-books and E-magazines .

Your responsibilities

  • Look after your card!  If you lose it you will have to pay a fee to obtain another card.  See Fees and Charges;
  • Please inform the library if your address or telephone number change or if your card is lost or stolen;
  • DO NOT lend your card to anyone and do not lend items borrowed out on your card;
  • DO bring any damaged items to the attention of staff.  Please do not try to mend the item yourself;
  • DO bring your card when you visit.


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