How to join

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

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 books, magazines, DVDs, access to our Heritage resources and online databases, and is free to all Rotorua residents.​ 

  • if you are 18 years of age or over
  • have proof of your residential address

Join the Library


  • Your parent/guardian needs to produce their current Rotorua Library card and proof of current address.
  • 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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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 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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