How to join

  1. ​Find the membership type that best suits you below and follow the link to join online.
  2. To complete your registration and receive your card provide signed ID and proof of your current ​address to staff at the Rotorua Library or Mobile Library.​

Types of membership


  • Choose this option if you only wish to access free to download e-books, e-audio books, newspapers, magazines and electronic subscription databases.
  • Proof of ID or residential address is not needed.
  • Can be changed into a full membership at a later date.

Full membership - Rotorua residents

Full membership entitles you to borrow items from Rotorua Library and the Mobile Library and i​s available to Rotorua ratepayers and residents.

  • if you are 18 years of age or over
  • have proof of your residential address
  • will have access to all library resources

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  • Your parent/guardian needs to produce their current Rotorua Library card or provide signed ID and proof of current address.
  • Free membership.
  • At age 18, you will need to complete your own adult registration.
  • You will have access all library resources other than any age-rated DVDs, etc.

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Housebound Borrower

  • If you are unable to visit the main library or the Mobile Library due to illness or infirmity, you may be eligible to register as a Housebound Borrower.
  • This entitles you to receive packs of books on a fortnightly basis from the library delivered to your residence.
  • ​​This is a free service made possible by the support of volunteer drivers.

School class or organisation card​
  • If you are a teacher at a school or pre-school centre, you may be eligible for a Class Card or an Organisation Card which gives you Group Membership. 
  • Read the special conditions of group membership and contact the library of fill in the Class Card Contract to apply.

Full membership - Bay of Plenty Residents

OneCard holders

  • Residents of Kawerau, Opotiki, Taupō, Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane​
  • ​Your current library card can be used.
  • Free membership.
  • Must return books to Library they are borrowed from.​​
Tauranga residents
  • ​Provide signed ID and proof of your current address OR provide current library card.
  • Free membership.
  • Must return books to Library they are borrowed from.​​
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Full membership - Non Residents

Annual subscription
  • NZ resident.
  • Provide signed ID and proof of your current address.
  • $50/year membership.​

Visitor card

  • Short-term visitor.
  • Provide signed ID.
  • $50 membership ($40.00 refunded on return of all items borrowed).
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