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It's free to join the library for Hutt City residents.

You can sign up for a card online or at any of our eight libraries.

Bring some form of personal ID, such as your driver's license, and something showing your name and address e.g. your latest phone or power bill.

In some special circumstances we may ask you to bring additional identification.

Non-residents can join the library for an annual subscription of $120, a six-monthly subscription of $60, or pay $2 per item borrowed.

Hutt City Libraries is part of SMART Libraries which includes Porirua City Libraries, Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, Masterton District Library, Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), and Whitireia Libraries.

When you search our catalogue you’ll have the option to extend your search out to SMART Libraries. You can reserve items from any of the SMART Libraries, pick them up and return them at any of our libraries for free.

Items you borrow from other SMART libraries might have different charges than those shown above. This is because the library that owns the item decides how long to lend it for, when to send notices, and how much to charge for each item. For rental and overdue charges for other SMART Libraries please visit their websites - Porirua, Kāpiti, Masterton, WelTec and Whitireia NZ.

Hutt City Libraries offers an Education Borrower Membership to any preschool, primary, or secondary school in the Hutt City Libraries' membership area.

Please remember that collections for children and teens at Hutt City Libraries have been developed to support early literacy, lifelong curiosity in the world around us, and a love of reading. Hutt City Libraries’ collections have not been developed to support the New Zealand school curriculum.

Conditions of the Education Borrower membership reflect this philosophy. We continue to limit the number of items able to be loaned per topic to three (3) items to ensure there is plenty of material for all users of the library to enjoy.

To apply for an Educator Borrower Membership download a copy of the application form or ask for a copy at your local library.

By using my library card I agree to the terms of membership:

  • I agree that the information I have provided is correct.
  • I will notify my home library of any changes to the details provided.
  • I will notify my home library immediately if my card is lost or stolen.
  • I accept responsibility for all items issued and all charges incurred on my library card.
  • I understand that borrowing items from across the SMART Libraries may incur charges, and that these charges will vary depending on which library or libraries the item(s) come from.
  • I understand that there may be additional charges for lost, damaged or unreturned item(s) and that the cost incurred will vary depending on where the item(s) come from.
  • I understand that unpaid debt may be referred to a debt collection agency and I am liable for all costs related to this debt recovery.
  • I acknowledge that my personal information will be held by my local library, and by the region's libraries if I opt-into SMART, to provide library services to me.
  • I can request changes at any time in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Hutt City Libraries adheres to the Hutt City Council Privacy Policy.

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