Hamilton City Libraries membership
Membership of Hamilton City Libraries is free to residents/ratepayers of Hamilton City and Waikato District Councils. Other membership options are available for non-residents/ratepayers and for visitors to Hamilton — please contact the library for further details. Corporate memberships are also available.
Joining in person
You may join at any of our six libraries. Joining one library gives you access to all our libraries but before you receive full borrowing privileges you will need to provide personal identification, proof of address and sign your library card.
You may join using the online form after reading and accepting the membership conditions. Once you've completed the online form, you'll be given a temporary membership number that you can use when reserving items in the catalogue. Before receiving full borrowing privileges, you'll need to visit one of our libraries within 2 weeks, show your personal identification, proof of address and sign your library card.
What documentation will I need?
Personal identification — One form of current personal identification with your name on it. For example, a driver’s licence, passport, birth/marriage or civil union certificate, bankcard or credit card, Community Services card or official student ID card.
Proof of address — An official document dated and mailed within the last two months stating your name and current residential address. For example, a tenancy agreement, bank statement, bills such as electricity, gas, telephone, rates or an address included on a current driver’s licence.
Conditions of Membership
As a member you are responsible for:
You will be entitled to a maximum of 20 items on issue at any one time.
Under 18 years: