How we can help you: Use the library from home: Concession membership, Agreed Support, and Tokona te Kaika: Home link

How we can help you: Use the library from home

If you have a condition that affects your ability to visit the library, we can help. Get a concession membership and you can access:

Agreed Support: If you currently have a condition restricting your access to visiting the library, or from selecting items from the library, you may request that library staff regularly select these for you, and make them available for either you or your elected courier to collect.

Tokona te Kaika: Home link is a service supporting people who are housebound, either temporarily or permanently through a major illness, disability, accident or advancement of years; and have no ready access to transport or person to collect their books from a library. A librarian will choose up to ten titles every four weeks and deliver them to your home.

Concession Membership

You are entitled to Concession Membership if you:

  • have a condition that restricts your use of the library (a medical certificate, letter from a specialist or other verification of the condition may be required).
  • live permanently in Banks Peninsula and use Akaroa and Little River Libraries to pick up holds. Proof of address may be required.

This means you can:

  • Borrow books, magazines, talking books, DVDs and CDs from the general collection free of charge,
  • Borrow most items for up to six weeks,
  • Place holds on items free of charge.

You will pay to borrow items from the Bestseller collections and for interloans.

Contact us to find out more, or ask at your local library.

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Ready Reads - Click and Collect

Can't visit the library? Ready Reads is now available at all our libraries. Fill out a form and request 5 books you can click & collect.

#LibraryFromHome

We bring you eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, online newspapers, online courses, streaming movies & music - enjoy the #LibraryFromHome.

Book a Librarian - At the Library or At Home

Need help using library resources? Book a librarian for a FREE individual 30 minute session. Get help at the library, or over the phone!

Agreed Support

Tokona te Kaika - Home Link

Tokona te Kaika is a service for people who:

  • Are housebound, either temporarily or permanently through a major illness, disability, accident or advancement of years; and
  • Have no ready access to transport or a person to collect their books from a library.

A librarian will choose up to ten titles every four weeks and deliver them to your home. You can also have a Book a Librarian session in your home to help you connect to our vast array of eResources and navigate our website.

Please contact our Fingertip Library on 03 9417923 to find out more.

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