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Fees and charges

Fees and charges

Information about fees and charges for library collections and services.

Borrowing charges

Description Loan periods Charges
Books 28 days Free
Magazines 14 days (no renewals) Free
Downloadable media 7, 14 or 21 days (renewals for some platforms) Free
Audio books 28 days Free
Language courses  28 days Free
Choral/Orchestral sets and sheet music with parts 90 days Free
Sheet music 28 days Free
Children's CDs and audio books 28 days Free
Music CDs  14 days $2.10
Rental DVDs  7 days $2.10
Top Picks  14 days $5.20
CD-ROMs and console games  14 days $5.20
Rental DVDs over 6 hours  28 days $5.20
Rental standards  7 days $20.70


Overdue charges - per item, per day

Description  Charges
Children's and teens' items (excluding rentals)  None
Books  60c
Magazines  60c
Audio books  60c
Language courses 60c
Music CDs 60c
All rental DVDs  60c
Sheet music 60c
Choral/Orchestral sets and sheet music with parts $1.10
All bestsellers  $1.10
CD-ROMs and console games  $1.10
Rental standards  $1.10


Request charges 

Description Until 13 July 2015 From 14 July 2015
Uncollected requests charge (only applies to Adult memberships) Free $2.00


Interloans charges

Item Charges
NZ loan $5.20
NZ copy $10.30
Urgent loan or copy + any additional charges $20.70
International loan or copy + international charges $20.70
Overdue charge (per day, per item) 60c


Heritage collections charges

Heritage collections are located at the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Central City Library and the research centres in Auckland Central City Library, Henderson Library, Manukau Library, and Takapuna Library.

Digitised heritage collections are avilable in the Digital Library.

Research and article supply (including newspapers) Charges
Charges apply to in-depth research, including whakapapa and family history, and the retrieval and supply of articles, including community newspapers. NOTE: Fees exclude photocopying, printing, and postage charges.
Research fee - first 30 mins Free
Research fee (per half hour)  - over 30 mins $20.70
Image supply Charges
Many images can be freely downloaded from heritage websites in the Digital Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Printouts - B/W or colour (A4) $2.10
Printouts - B/W or colour (cropped A4) $5.20
TIFF/JPEG files (per image) $15.50
Supply of images on disc/USB $8.30
B/W or colour prints – 4x6 inches (11x16cm) $7.20
B/W or colour prints – 5x7 inches (13x18cm) $9.30
B/W or colour prints – 6x8 inches (15x20cm) $13.40
B/W or colour prints – 10x8 inches (20x25cm) $20.70
B/W or colour prints – 10x12 inches (25x30cm) $30.00
B/W or colour prints – 10x15 inches (25x38cm) $40.30
Reproduction fees Charges
Commercial use of images (per image) $103.30
In-house photography Charges
Photographs (per image) - Sir George Grey Special Collections only $15.50
Supply of images on disc/USB $8.30
On-site photography using own camera Charges
Photography allowed with staff guidance. Some restrictions may apply. Free
Publications Charges
Real Gold: treasures of Auckland City Libraries $51.70
Family history booklet $8.30

Room hire

Some libraries have rooms for hire - please contact the relevant library to discuss price and availability.


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