How to join

​Find the membership type that best suits you below and follow the link to join online.


Free access to download e-books, e-audiobooks, 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.

Rotorua Residents

Membership entitles you to borrow books, magazines, DVDs,  free access to download e-books, e-audio books, newspapers, magazines, electronic subscription databases and Heritage and Research resources.​ 

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Provide ID and proof of your residential address

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  • Your parent/guardian needs to produce ID and proof of current address.
  • You will have access all library resources other than any age-rated DVDs, etc.

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Visitor Card

For visitors and their families who would like to borrow whilst on holiday, attending a conference or are temporaily working in Rotorua for a short time.

  • $10 charge per month
  • Provide proof of ID​​

Library to You Home Delivery

Read about this service HERE

School Class Card​

School Class and Early Childhood Centre Membership Form.pdf
School Class and Early Childhood Centre Membership Renewal Form.pdf
Schools Early Learning Centres Conditions of Membership.pdf

Bay of Plenty Residents

OneCard holders

  • Residents of Kawerau, Opotiki, Taupō, Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane​ can use their home library card at Rotorua Library.
  • Must return books to Library they are borrowed from.​​

Tauranga residents

  • ​Provide ID and proof of current address OR current Tauranga City Library card.
  • Free membership.
  • Must return books to Library they are borrowed from.​​
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