You can start your application for any sort of membership by filling in our online form, or you can do the whole thing at any of our libraries.There is no cost to join if you live in Porirua, or own property or a business here.
Membership application form – for adults, children, corporate members, teachers and paid members. (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.)
If you're a Porirua resident:
If you're not a Porirua resident:
If you don't live in Porirua and want a free membership
If you're a member of another library in our SMART network (Kāpiti, Masterton, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.