Paying fees & charges for lost or damaged items

No more overdue fines at Porirua libraries.

No more overdue fines at Porirua libraries.

Fines Free at Porirua Libraries

Porirua City Council voted to remove overdue fines from 1 July. Existing fines will also be waived at this point. Porirua libraries are scrapping overdue fines, in a move to remove barriers and make libraries more welcoming and accessible for all.

What happens if a library item is lost or not returned?

  • First, get in touch with us!
  • We want you to be able to use the library and can offer two renewals if the title doesn’t have a waiting list.
  • If you have an item more than 3 weeks overdue, your library privileges will be suspended.
  • This means you won’t be able to borrow, reserve, or use our eResources (like Libby) until items are returned.
  • Items will be considered Lost if they are 6 weeks overdue and you will be charged the replacement cost.
  • Lost charges get removed when the item is returned.

Will all my library debts be waived?

  • Only overdue fines will be waived.

This does not apply to lost or damaged item charges.

Can I still renew my library items?

  • Yes.
  • Phone us on 04 237 1533 or renew online.
  • Visit our website porirualibrary.org.nz and look for the Login button.
  • Login with your library card number and pin/password.

Will the timeframe for reminders change?

  • Yes.
  • More frequent overdue reminders will be sent to the contact details listed on your library card.


Pay your library fines & charges online
For lost or damaged library items

Porirua City Council

Westpac 

03 0547 0240008 000

Code: Library fine

Reference: Your library card number*
* This is really important otherwise we won't know it's you!

Help

Contact our Administrations Officer if you have any questions

telephone (04) 237 1533 or

👉email porirualibrary@poriruacity.govt.nz.