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Join the Library



  • It is free to join the Library for Manawatū District ratepayers and residents
  • Join the library online to receive a temporary membership (must be validated within 2 weeks)
  • Bring in photo ID and proof of address to validate your membership
  • If you have any questions about the membership requirements please get in touch.
  • Alternately you can come into the library and sign up in person with your ID

When you have joined

  • Your Library card allows you to issue books on the selfcheck machines and log in to the internet computers
  • Apps are available to store your card on your phone if you prefer

If you do not live in the Manawatu District you may still join the library by using the following options

  • A yearly fee of $90.00 or $1.50 per item borrowed (plus any other charges on the item)

Renewing your Books


 Books & audio books  3 weeks with 2 renewals
 Magazines  1 week with 2 renewals
 Rental DVDs (costs to renew)  1 week with 2 renewals
 Free DVDs  3 weeks with 2 renewals

Returning Books

  • You can return your books on the automatic returns shelf by the staff desk
  • After hours there is a returns slot to the right of the Main Entrance