How to get it


Every person or organisation that pays rates, rent, or resides in Whanganui District  shall be entitled to membership of Whanganui District Library. Membership is also available to non-Whanganui residents and visitors.

Library membership is free – you can join at any of our branches, or fill in the online form. To complete the process we will need to see ID and/or proof of address to issue your library card and link the card number to your account.


Most items are free to borrow for up to three weeks. Some items (bestseller books and magazines, DVDs and CDs) have a rental charge. Items not returned on time (or not renewed before expiry) will incur charges as set out on the fees and charges page.

For more information check our Frequently Asked Questions page.