Membership is free to all people living or paying rates within the Hurunui District.  Membership is funded through Council rates
A subscription or temporary membership is available
There is no age restriction on joining the library
Your library card will entitle you to borrow from any public library in the district.  Returns can be made at any of the following libraries: the District Library (Amberley), Amuri (Culverden), Cheviot, Hawarden, and Hanmer Springs
Cards must be presented to borrow from the District Library - other libraries may have alternative arrangements  
Lost or damaged membership cards may incur a cost for replacement

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Loan Policies

Most items at all libraries have a loan period of three weeks.  Magazines are one week issue at some libraries
Audio-visual items tagged ‘Hot Favourites’ are issued for one week
Up to 20 items can be borrowed at one time


Items can be renewed twice if not reserved by others
Telephone renewals are welcomed
Renewal of overdue items may incur a charge
Renewal of rental items will incur an additional rental charge


There are rental charges on Music CDs, DVDs and videos.


Fines are charged for overdue materials.

Replacement Costs

Items which are not returned, lost or damaged will be charged at the cost of replacement. 


Donations to the library are welcome.  We reserve the right to manage them in line with our Collection Development policies.