Our Collection & Borrowing

Our collection has approximately 50,000 physical items including books, magazines, newspapers, DVD's, audio books, games and more. As well as over 50,000 digital items including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies and more.

As a member of Manawatū District Libraries you have access to a great selection of items catering to a wide variety of interests, ages and stages of life. Search the collection above in the search bar or come in and browse our shelves. Our professional library staff are always available during open hours to help with your research, finding your next read or discovering a new author you might like.

Did you know that even if you do not live in the Manawatū District you may still join the library, there are no charges to join.

If you would like to join online and become a member of Manawatū District Libraries click here


All books & audio books (including digital copies), puzzles, free DVD's, popular DVD's and DVD sets (with 3 or more discs) 3 week issue
All magazines and new release DVD's 1 week issue
Reserve / Hold Item (held up to 7 days once available) Free
Adult accounts overdue ItemsNo charge
Junior accounts (up to 18 yrs.) overdue ItemsNo charge
Note: Lost item charges still apply on all accounts 
Lost book (immediately charged after 5 weeks overdue) Charged at original purchase price

Managing your account

There are some great options to help you avoid incurring overdue fines:

Log on to the 'My Account' section on our website. You can search our catalogue, place holds and manage your account (check the date, renew items) instantly from here too.

Or speak to one of our friendly team, either at the library or on the phone and we can renew your items for you.

Download the library app and easily manage your account. You can search our catalogue, place holds, check due dates and renew items instantly. The app is available on Google Play or Apple Store on any device that supports apps.

Please note, items can only be renewed twice. If you need anything past this you will need to speak to one of our friendly library team.