Become a library member

Te Ahu library checking out books

Anyone that lives in the Far North, or pay rates on a property in the Far North, is entitled to free membership of the Far North Libraries.

We have six libraries across the District with a wide variety of different resources, both physical collections and online services.


Join the library

Visit your local branch

It doesn't matter which branch you join, you are free to use any of the Far North Libraries.

Bring your ID

We need to see two forms of identity, one showing us a photo and one with proof of your address in the Far North (your driving licence and a utility bill, for example).

Under 18?

If you are under 18, you are welcome to join! You just need to bring a parent or guardian with you, and they will need to show us photo ID and proof of address

Receive your library card

We will give you a library card there and then, explain the terms and conditions of your membership and answer any questions you may have.