Loan Periods and Charges

Below, you'll find information about our regular services.


Most library items and services are FREE.

But there are a few small charges:

Rental Items

  • New release fiction $2.50 (3 week rental) 
  • Magazines $1.00 (1 week rental)
  • DVDs  $2.50 (1 week rental)
  • Audio books $2.50 (3 week rental)

Overdue Fees

  • Rental fiction 50c per day
  • Adult and Teen Books and Audio Books 50c per day 
  • Magazines 50c per day 
  • DVDs 50c per day
  • Children's books free on children's library cards; 10c per day on all other cards

If you'd like to pay your fines online, check out TCDC's page on internet banking here.

Other Charges

  • Reservations $1.00 per item (children's books are free)
  • Interloans start from $6.00 per item
  • Photocopying in Black and White $0.20 for A4, $0.50 for A3 
  • Photocopying in Colour $1.00 for A4, $2.00 for A3
  • Scanning 20c per page
  • Computer access Free for half an hour per day 
  • Wifi Free and available in and around our libraries 7am - 7pm
  • Printing in A4 black and white: $0.20 per sheet
  • Fax - within NZ $2.50 first page, then $1.00 per page 
  • Fax - International $4.50 first page, then $2.00 per page

Lost Items

You swear you put it on the breakfast bar. He swears he last saw it on your bedside table. Either way, we never got it, and even after checking that you didn't accidently drop it off at the video store instead, it's gone to the same place socks and pens go. Now what?

Lost items are charged to you at replacement cost (you'll see this amount for each item on your receipt when you get books out) plus a $10.00 administration free. But if you find them within two months (along with that last sock) we'll be delighted to credit your replacement fee (less the $10.00 administration fee) back to your library account, upon the item's return. You can keep the sock.

If you'd like to pay your fines online, check out TCDC's page on internet banking here.

Unpaid Accounts

Let's keep this bit short, since we're sure it won't apply to you. 

So here goes: unpaid accounts over one (1) month old are sent to debt collection. Further charges will then apply.