Memataka / Join

After joining you receive a library card that is valid across all 15 libraries in the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes districts.

How to join

It’s easy to become a member.  There are a few ways to do this:

  1. Complete our Online Form
  2. Fill out an online or printed membership form when you next visit the library.
  3. Click here to download a membership form. You are welcome to print this form and complete it before you arrive at the Library. 

You need to provide us with two forms of identification:

  • Signed photo identification, e.g. driver's licence or passport (not required for a child membership); and
  • Verification of address, e.g. a property rates notice, contract for permanent employment or rental contract or lease, or something with your name and address on it such as a bank statement, or phone account

Membership Terms & Conditions

On applying to be a member on behalf of yourself or a child/dependent you will be accepting the Membership Terms & Conditions of each library.

Click here to view the full Terms & Conditions.

Membership Joining Terms

Click here to view all of the Membership Joining Terms.

How many items can I borrow?

  • Permanent membership: 50 items
  • Temporary membership: 4 items
  • Reciprocal membership: 10 items

How much does it cost?

Membership and most borrowing from the libraries is FREE.

See here for our Fees & Charges.