Services & Collections

Print Disability

We provide talking books on CD or MP3 for customers unable to use printed materials. These talking 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.
Contact your local library to discuss your needs or complete the online form 

Rest Homes

We offer loan collections of DVDs, books and magazines to rest homes and hospitals in the Hurunui district.
Contact us or fill in the online form to discuss your residents' needs.

 

Online Collections

comics plus

ComicsPlus 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).

Click the logo above to access.

rb digital

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.

 

press reader

PressReader delivers an endless stream of over 2,520 newspapers and 3,765 magazines from throughout the world and around New Zealand. Read them just as they appear in print. Click the logo above to access.

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 New Zealand for $6.20 per item.  Please contact your local library or email Interloans to arrange this.

Reserves/Holds

You can reserve an item from the Hurunui Library collection and have it sent to your nearest library for collection.  This service is free, however 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 Libraries.

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.

Justice of the Peace

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is available at Amberley library each Friday from 11.30am - 1pm

Jigsaws

Each library has a swap-a-jigsaw collection. 

Technical services

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

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 

$1.00 per side

Colour photocopying A4 - 50 to 200 sheets 

$0.80 per side

Colour photocopying A4 - minimum 200 sheets 

$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 (0800 numbers are free)

Fax inward

$2.00