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Loan periods and charges

Rental Charge Issue Period
Adult Fiction (includes paperbacks) Free 3 weeks
New Releases Books $3.00 10 days
New Releases DVDs and Magazines $3.00 10 days
Adult magazines $1.00* 1 week
Free Magazines Free 1-3 weeks
DVDs Movies $3.00 2 weeks
TV Series $5.00 3 weeks
Children's DVDs $2.00 1 week
Toys $1.50 - $3.00 3 weeks
*Resident Senior discount applies to Adult magazines$0.50* 1 week

Unless the item has been reserved by another borrower, items may be renewed twice, either online, in the library, or by calling 07 348 4177.

If you renew a rental item you will be charged another rental charge.

Overdue Charges

From 1 July 2022 we have gone Fines Free. This means there are no overdue fines on items that are returned late (unless they become lost). Find out more about this on our Fine Free FAQ page.

Other Charges

  • Hold (Reserve) Fee - Applies to all adult items, toys and all DVDs - $1.00 per item.
  • Interloans - Applies to all items - $20.00.
  • Lost or damaged items - Replacement cost plus administration fee of $3.00 for lost items
  • Incorrectly returned items - A minimum charge of $10 to cover postage costs may apply to books from other libraries returned by mistake to Rotorua Library.