Hamilton City Libraries membership
Membership of Hamilton City Libraries is free to residents/ratepayers of Hamilton City Council. 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 DOCUMENTS 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.
SUBSCRIPTION MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
We offer subscription memberships for non-Hamilton residents or ratepayers. As a subscription member, you are entitled to use of our entire print collections, eCollections and databases.
There are two subscription membership options - Individual or Group. An Individual membership can be purchased for 6 months or 1 year, and entitles you to a maximum of 20 items on issue at any one time.
A Group membership can be purchased for 6 months or 1 year, entitles you to up to six library cards for your household per Group, and a maximum of 20 items on issue per card at any one time.
Please see our Fees and Charges for current Subscription Membership costs.
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:
Hamilton City Libraries is a unit of Hamilton City Council. Your privacy is important to us. “We”, “our” or “us” means Hamilton City Council in the statement below.
We may update this statement from time to time.
What information we collect
How we will use your information
From time to time, we may contact you to seek your feedback on our services or facilities you have used. This will help us better understand who is using our services and facilities and how these can be improved. You can contact us if you don’t want to be included in these types of surveys.