|The Upper Hutt Central Library is re-opening on 11 March 2019!
In the meantime, please visit our Pop-up Library on:
The following are loan periods and item charges for material that you can borrow from the Library effective 1 July 2016
|Adult Books||4 Weeks||Free||50c per day, per item|
|Fastback Books**||1 Week||Free||50c per day, per item|
|Adult Magazines||1 Week||Free||50c per day, per item|
|Children’s Books||4 Weeks||Free||No overdue fees|
|Children’s Magazines||2 Weeks||Free||No overdue fees|
|Teens’ Books||4 Weeks||Free||No overdue fees|
|Teens’ Magazines||2 Weeks||Free||No overdue fees|
|DVDs||1 Week||$3 per week*||50c per day, per item|
|DVDs (Multi-Disc Sets)||2 Weeks||$5 per 2 weeks*||50c per day, per item|
|Children’s DVDs||1 Week||$2 per week*||No overdue fees|
|CDs||1 Week||$1 per week*||50c per day, per item|
|Interloans||4 Week||$8||50c per day, per item|
|Ukuleles||4 Weeks||$5||50c per day, per item|
|Music Stands||4 Weeks||Free||50c per day, per item|
**No renewals and no holds can be placed on Fastback books
*Renewal charges apply
Shortened issue periods for popular hold items: To reduce wait times on popular materials, we are reducing the loan period to two weeks for items with five or more holds on them. This will hopefully ensure that customers do not have to wait any longer than three months for their hold to be filled. This change will come into effect on the 1st of August 2015.
Holds / Reserves
Place a hold by using a form in the Library or using the online catalogue, and we will reserve the item for you for a limited time.
- Adult titles $1 per request
- Children’s and teens’ items free
How much can I borrow?
There is no limit to the amount borrowed on full adult, junior and community group memberships. If someone wishes to borrow all items on a subject, we may ask you, in fairness to other library users, to limit your selection.
Parents are responsible for items taken out on their children’s cards.
Items may be renewed once if there is no request on the item.
CDs and DVDs will incur an additional charge.
Overdue fees are charged from the day after an item was due.
Notices are sent out after the item has been overdue three days.
For more information about our borrowing services, email us or phone (04) 527-2117.
Borrowers will be notified of overdue items by email or mail. Text and email notifications are available for pre-due reminders and holds. Please ensure your correct contact details and notification preferences are set by checking on My Account or seeing a staff member in the Library.
|Pre-due reminder||3 days before items are due (email and message only)|
|1st notice||3 days after items are due|
||10 days after items are due|
|Final overdue notice
||14 days after items are due|
|Billing notice||21 days after items are due, includes processing fee per item ($10 adult’s material, $5 children’s and teens material)|
Billing notices will also be sent when charges over $10 are incurred. Replacement costs are charged for lost or damaged items.
You can pay account charges using internet banking/online banking to:
Upper Hutt City Council
Enter the name of the library account you wish to pay as the reference.
You can post overdue items and fees to us at Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140. Cheques should be made out to Upper Hutt City Council.
If you have any queries about overdue charges please telephone (04) 527-2117 or email us. Please have your library card number ready so we can check your record.