Services

Print Disability

We provide talking books on CD or MP3 for customers unable to use printed materials. These books are provided by the National Library of NZ and are additional to the Hurunui Library collection.
$1.50 per item for adults, free for youth and children. 

Complete the online form or contact your local library  

Services to Rest Homes

We offer loan collections to rest homes and hospitals in the Hurunui district. Complete the online form or contact us to discuss your residents' needs.

ComicsPlus

Via RB Digital Hurunui Library members have access to over 19,000 comics for all ages in E format. Access to R rated material is limited to adult library members only.

You can view and download. They never become overdue and you don't have to return them (you can delete them off your device if you want to).

For more information click here.

Magazines Online

Via RB Digital Hurunui Library members have access to magazine titles in E format.

You can view and download the latest issue of popular magazines. They never become overdue and you don't have to return them (you can delete them off your device if you want to).

For more information click here.

 

PressReader

PressReader delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss and share. Get full issues of 1,000s of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print. 
Click on Library Card to login

press lib card

 

BorrowBox

Downloadable E and E-audio books 

Search our catalogue for titles.
Or go direct to
borrowbox

 

Overdrive 

Downloadable E and E-audio books

Search our catalogue for titles.
Or go direct to


sthisland

 

Borrowing from other libraries

Items can be borrowed from (and returned to) any library in the Hurunui district free of charge.  Our courier service runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Items can be interloaned from other libraries throughout  NZ for $6.20 per item. 

Reserves

You can reserve an item and have it sent to your nearest library for collection.  Any item designated ‘Hot Favourite’ incurs a charge of $1 when reserved.

Internet and Wifi

Hurunui District Libraries provides free computing and Internet access via the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK).

This service is available at Hurunui Memorial Library (Amberley), Hawarden, Cheviot, Amuri (Culverden) and Hanmer Springs.

APNK desktop PCs are available for customer use and are installed with a range of software; Microsoft Word, Open Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Skype, Adobe Acrobat reader and other programs. Each APNK PC has a DVD and CD drive , USB ports, memory card slots, a webcam and headset.

Free wifi access is also available 24/7 at Amberley, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs.

Use of the computers is on a first come, first served basis. At busy times a limit of 30 mins/15 mins per session applies.

Black and white, A4 printing is available from PCs and wifi at a cost of 20c per page side.

When you are using library computers you should not:

Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa reserves the right to prevent access to objectionable material.

Community Services

The libraries serve as centres of community information and have community noticeboards.

Jigsaws

Each library has a swap-a-jigsaw collection that customers can use.

Technical services

Photocopying (Colour available at Amberley, Hanmer Springs and Cheviot)
Faxing
Laminating
Scanning and Scan to email

Libraries and Service Centres

Photocopying and faxing

Black and white photocopying A4

$0.20 per side

Black and white photocopying A4 - 50 to 200 sheets

$0.15 per side

Black and white photocopying A4 - minimum 200 sheets

$0.10 per side

Black and white photocopying A4 - pre purchased, minimum purchase $20

$0.10 per side

Black and white photocopying A3

$0.40 per side

Colour photocopying A4 (Amberley library only)

$1.00 per side

Colour photocopying A4 - 50 to 200 sheets (Amberley Library only)

$0.80 per side

Colour photocopying A4 - minimum 200 sheets (Amberley Library only)

$0.60 per side

Colour photocopying A3 (Amberley Library only)

$2.00 per side

Fax outward - overseas

$5.00

Fax outward - within NZ

$2.50

Fax inward

$2.00

Library Fines

Adults - 3 week loans (maximum fine $3.00 per item)

$1.00 per week

Adults - 1 week loans (maximum fine $3.00 per item)

$1.00 per 2 days

Children 12 years and younger – exempt from fines for children’s books

$0.00

Children 13 years and older - 3 week loans (maximum fine $1.50 per item)

$0.50 per week

Children 13 years and older - 1 week loans (maximum fine $1.50 per item)

$0.50 per 2 days

Lost items (based on replacement item value) with the minimum charge at

$20.50

Administrative Charge (for accounts sent by the Council’s finance department)

$20.50

Borrowing Fees

DVD

$2.00 per item for 1 week loan

Music

No charge