Reserve an item

Get the books you want faster! You can reserve items directly from the catalogue, and pick them up from your nearest Library.

Get the books you want faster! You can reserve items directly from the catalogue, and pick them up from your nearest Library.

Place a reserve

Reserve items from  the catalogue:

Collecting your reserve

  • You choose which branch you want to collect your reservations from. 
  • We’ll let you know by text or email when your reserve is ready to collect.  Reserved magazines are held for seven days, and other items for 10 days.
  • If you have any queries, please email circulation@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone (04) 237 1533.

Did you know?

Items can be returned to any SMART Library free of charge, regardless of what library they come from.

Older cards

Old library cards - if you have one trade it in

Do you have one of these beauties sitting in your wallet?

If you don't want to reserve items from any of the other libraries in the SMART library network, then your old  card is fine. Do nothing, it'll keep issuing books from Porirua Libraries.

If you would like to borrow things from the other SMART libraries then you need to get a shiny new Porirua Library Card.

To do this, just head up to the desk on your next library visit, and allow a few minutes for us to switch your account over, and give you your new card.