Napier’s two libraries (one located at MTG in Napier, the other in Taradale) are vital and enriching community spaces. Their role is to collect, provide and facilitate access to information, knowledge and cultural resources in safe and welcoming environments.
Napier has had a public library service since the days of the Athenaeum, established in 1865. When Napier and Taradale amalgamated in 1968, the Taradale Library became a branch of the Napier Library. In 1986 the first purpose-built library opened in Station Street, next door to the main Council building. The Napier Library remained the main city library until December 2017 when it closed due to a seismic assessment that met only 15% of New Building Standards.
We currently have two locations: The Napier Library is temporarily housed within the MTG Hawkes Bay and we have a branch library in Taradale. There is also a central city storage facility for our overflow, and items held there are available as free reserves. We’re committed to providing a welcoming environment that honours bi-culturalism and promotes inclusivity.
Both libraries oﬀer a variety of collections in multi-media formats which are free to borrow, these collections strive to match the interests and needs of the community.
Napier Libraries holds unique collections such as:
Library Services Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Library Services Charges||Fee (incl GST)|
|Rentals||Book Rental||No Charge||Book Rental - Best Seller Collection||$6.00||Magazine Rental - Best Seller Collection||$3.00||DVD Rental - new title, per item 7 days||$4.00||DVD Rental - older item, including Children's, 7 days||$2.00||DVD Rental - series, 14 days||$6.00|
|Extended Loan Charges||All materials except BestSeller books, BestSeller magazines, and console games - per item per day||$0.50||BestSeller Collection - Books and magazines. Per item per day||$1.50||Maximum charge per item||$11.00|
|Interloan Charges||Handling Fee||$6.50||Interloans from libraries that charge an additional fee (handling fee will be additionally charged)||$21.00||Rush Fee (additional to above charges)||$22.50|
|City Loan||Handling Fee||$6.50|
|Visitors from Outside the Hawkes Bay Region||Borrowing Fee||$5.00|
|Membership Cards||Replacement of Membership Cards||$5.00|
|Research Services||Per hour with first 15 minutes free||$50.00|
|Photocopying||Per A4 sheet (Black & White 1 x side only)||$0.20||Per A3 sheet (Black & White 1 x side only)||$0.50||Per A4 sheet (Colour 1 x side only)||$0.80||Per A3 sheet (Colour 1 x side only)||$2.00|
|Internet/Email Charges||Per hour||$4.00||Per 30 minutes||$2.00|
|Printout Charges||Microfilm reader printer (per A4 sheet)||$0.50||A4 black & white printouts (per side)||$0.20||A3 Colour Printouts (per side)||$2.00||A4 Colour Printouts (per side)||$0.80|
|Charges Related to Damaged or Lost Items||Fee (incl GST)|
|Note: Books with a high replacement value are priced at the discretion of library management|
|Item Charges||Items are charged at individual purchase price as per catalogue record. If a purchase price is not recorded, a standard replacement cost is charged as per the following average item price table||Individual Purchase Price|
|Books||Fee (incl GST)|
|All Books||up to $50.00|
|Childrens Puzzles||Children's Puzzles||$30.00|
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