Membership

Become a Porirua Library card member as a: Junior library card holder, an adult library card member, a local teacher library card holder. Library membership is free for Porirua residents, or if you work for a Porirua business.

Become a Porirua Library card member as a: Junior library card holder, an adult library card member, a local teacher library card holder. Library membership is free for Porirua residents, or if you work for a Porirua business.

Get your library card

Becoming a member is easy, and free for Porirua residents, business owners and ratepayers.

You can begin the process with our online form:

👉Online membership form – you'll be asked to accept our terms and conditions and fill in your details. If the application is for a child, we'll need guarantor details. 

Note - you'll still need to come in to the library to show ID and proof of address, and sign for the card.

Or you can sign up at any of the Porirua libraries:

Bring these if you're a Porirua resident:

  • ID – like a driver licence, photo ID, passport; we just need to sight your photo, name and signature.
  • Proof of where you live – like a power bill, letter from a government department, or bank statement. It 's fine to show us a statement on your phone. We can send your card to you if you don't have something official with your address on it.

Bring these if you're not a Porirua resident but pay rates on a Porirua property or own a Porirua business:

  • ID – like a driver licence, photo ID, passport; we just need to sight your photo, name and signature.
  • Proof that you're a Porirua ratepayer or business owner eg. a rates notice.

Bring these if you're just staying in Porirua temporarily:

  • ID – like a driver licence, photo ID, passport; we just need to sight your photo, name and signature.
  • Proof of where you're staying at the moment.
  • The library card from your home town, if you have it.

Everyone can join the library

SMART Library network member

If you're a member of another library in our SMART network (Kāpiti, Masterton, South Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Whitireia or Weltec), you can use it at Porirua Library. You can use your SMART card to get books out from our catalogue – either in person, or by reserving them online and getting them sent to your branch.

If you live in one of our SMART network partner cities and don't have a library card, you can join up at your local library.

Junior membership

Parents/guarantors, when you come to the library, please bring a driver licence, passport or other ID, and something that shows where you live (like a bank statement, power bill or letter from a government department (or you can show it on a phone).  The card will be sent out in the post.

Teacher member

If you're a teacher at a Porirua school we are happy to offer you free library membership. Just sign up as a member, bring in your ID, and we'll send your card to your school.

Holiday or short-term resident member

If you're living in Porirua temporarily, or are on holiday, and you're a member of a public library back home, then you can have free membership for up to two months. You'll need to bring your library card from your home library.

  1. 👉Apply for two months free membership of  Porirua Library

  • 👉Visit one of our branches and bring
  • ID – like a driver licence, passport, or something else with your photo, name and signature on it.
  • Proof of where you are staying – like a rental agreement. If that's not possible we will mail the card to you.
  • Your home library card

Paid membership

If you don't qualify for free membership by being a resident or ratepayer of Porirua or one of our neighbouring 👉SMART Library cities, we have some other options.

Household subscriber

  • Costs $120 per year or $60 for six months.
  • Usual borrower charges on special items and fines apply, but most items are free.

Rental borrower

  • Membership is free.
  • Costs $2 per item + the usual issue charges.

Your paid membership has the same rights and responsibilities as our other memberships, and gives you access to the SMART library network.

👉Apply for membership online, and bring in your ID and proof of address to a branch.

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