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.


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.



Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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