Join the library

Membership

It is free to join the library. You can print off a copy of the membership form and have it ready before you arrive at the library to speed the process.

If you do not live or pay rates within the Christchurch City Council area you can join as a non-city member.

To join the library you need:

  • The name and address of a contact person (we may need to find you if you change address and forget to tell us).
  • Identification: either your passport or two (2) other forms of ID, preferably one with a photo-ID. If a child is joining, it is the parent / legal guardian that requires the ID.
  • Proof of address (no more than 30 days old). This can be a letter from your bank, school, power or telephone company. If you do not have proof of address you can borrow 2 items. To continue your membership you must provide proof of address within 3 months. If a child is joining, it is the parent / legal guardian that requires the proof of address.

Te Reo Māori

  • E taea ai te tono kia Noho Mema, me mātua tuku mai e koe ngā momo tautohu e whai ake nei:
    • he taunakitanga tuakiri (he uruuru whenua, ētahi atu momo tautohutanga e rua rānei, ā, me ID whai whakaahua tētahi)
    • he taunakitanga kāinga noho (pūkete hiko, pūkete waea, pēke rānei, he tauākī kia kaua e piki ake i te 30 ngā rā te tawhito).
  • Tērā pea ka rerekē haere ēnei Here o te Noho Mema.  Ka whakaaturia ngā Here hou i te paetukutuku o te Whare Pukapuka. Ka kīia kua whakamōhiotia koe mō ēnā rerekētanga, ka whakaae hoki koe kia herea koe e ngā Here hou, i a koe e noho mema ana.

Read information on Joining the library in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, Russian and Tagalog [PDF 670KB]. See also Newcomers.

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