Auckland Libraries: Guide to your library

Guide to your library

He Aratohu i tō Pātaka Kōrero

This guide gives you step-by-step instructions on common library tasks.

Welcome to your library

You now have access to 55 different libraries across Auckland and an extensive and growing collection of books, eBooks, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and online resources.


Visit any of our libraries to access free WiFi, public computers and printing services, as well as attend events and programmes run by our staff and members of the community.


For your local library’s services and opening hours, see locations and hours.


Not yet a member?

Anyone can enjoy our library spaces and join our events without becoming a member. However, to borrow items, you will have to register



Managing your account

To manage your library account online, simply login with the barcode number on your library card and your PIN/password.



Borrowing and requesting items

As a member, you can borrow up to 35 items at a time.

It’s free to borrow most items except for music CDs, rental DVDs and top picks. You can borrow books for 28 days and magazines for 14 days. For other items, see borrowing periods in Fees and charges.



Returning and renewing items

You can return an item to any of our 55 libraries, regardless of where you picked it up. Simply put the item inside the return chute whether the library is open or closed.



eCollections and online resources

To borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines or eNewspapers, you need to be an Auckland Libraries member.

Once you’re a member, you can use your library barcode number and PIN/password to access our eCollections.



WiFi, public computers and printing services


Library spaces and staff support



Auckland Libraries:Guide to your library Find out what our libraries have to offer - from our vast range of books and resources to activities for everyone in the whole family.