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Make sure your child always has access to reading material

The Rāroan —

If you have to stay away from school or isolate at home there is a really good way to ensure sure your child can still read. A public library card is a magic passport to free e-books and audiobooks for them. You will never have overdues and you don't even have to visit the library!

Join your local public library

Under 18? You can get a free membership if you are:

  • Living in Wellington
  • Attending school in Wellington (see Studying in Wellington), or
  • Your parent or guardian pays rates on a property in Wellington

If you're under 18 years, then a parent or guardian will need to apply online for you. (If you are aged 14-17 years and living independently, please visit one of our libraries.)

A youth membership enables you to:

  • Place reserves on items free of charge — you can have up to 10 reserves on your card at one time
  • Borrow most items free of charge. Youth DVDs cost 80c to borrow, and borrowing charges for (charged) items from the adult collection still apply


Also, this region still has many public libraries you can visit and use their wonderful facilities, if you can still get out and about.

Te Whare Pukapuka o Waitohi (Waitohi Hub at Johnsonville)

Te Whare Pukapuka o Korimako (Cummings Park at Ngaio)

Te Whare Pukapuka o Tari-kākā (Khandallah Library)

Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Takapū o Patukawenga (Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library)

Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Awe (Te Awe Library in the CBD)