How to join
Anyone can become a member of our district libraries. Joining entitles you to membership to all three libraries in the district - Mangakino, Taupo and Turangi.
To join the library complete our online membership form and then visit your library with $1.50 for a library card (for local residents and rate payers) and bring photo I.D. and a statement or a bill that has been posted to your address within the last three months. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
Fees and charges
Local residents and rate payers
$1.50 covers the cost of a library card.
NZ residents and overseas visitors
A six month subscription can be taken out for $10.
Replacement membership cards
If you lose your library card you can replace it at a cost of $1.50. You will need to bring proof of I.D. with you to replace your card. Please notify us of its loss as soon as possible so we can block the card from being used.
Current library fees
Avoid charges and renew your books
My Account - Log into your library account using your full library card number and PIN.
Click Renew My Materials, select the items you wish to renew and click Renew Selected Items.
Please note, items can only be renewed online once. Rental items will be charged again if renewed.
First renewal is free. Second renewal is available for $2 per item.
Renew by phone or email
Contact the library to renew your books.
One card for Bay of Plenty libraries
A group of Bay of Plenty libraries have joined together to create One Library Card, which allows you to borrow books from libraries other than those in the Taupo District.
You have to return them to the same library you borrowed them from, but if you're an avid reader on holiday, it's a useful tool!
It means you don't have to sign up at other Bay of Plenty libraries to borrow from them. You don't need another card either – just use your Taupo District Libraries card. You can borrow from Te Puke, Katikati, Omokoroa, Waihi Beach, Kawerau, Opotiki, Whakatane and Rotorua.
For more information, visit Taupo District Libraries and chat to the team.