HOW DO I...


...Join the Library?

The Piha Community Library serves the communities of Piha, Karekare and Anawhata.  

If you live or own a property within these communities it's easy to join.  Simply visit the library and complete a membership form.  

You will need to bring proof of residency or ownership within the Piha, Karekare and Anawhata areas.  You will also need to pay your membership fees at the same time.   

Adults cards are $5 per card, and Children and Young Adult cards are $1 per card.

Your membership form will be processed within 7 days and you will receive an email to let you know when your card is ready to be collected.


...Get a new library card if I have lost one?

Getting a replacement library card is a simple as coming into the library and filling out a "Card Replacement" form.  

You will also need to pay a replacement fee to cover administration costs.  

The administration fee for adults cards is $5 per card, and for Children and Young Adult cards it's $1 per card.

Your membership form will be processed within 7 days and you will receive an email to let you know when your card is ready to be collected.


...Pay Fines?

The issue period for books is 28 days and for DVDs the issue period is 7 days.  If you do not return your books or DVDs within this period each item will incur a fee of $0.20c per day past the due date.  Fines will only be generated once you have returned an overdue item.  Once the overdue item has been returned please visit the library and ask the volunteer librarian on duty to check your account to advise you of the exact amount owing.  

You will need to pay overdue fines in cash, as the library does not have EFTPOS.

If there are special circumstances, that mean that it is difficult for you to visit the library in person, please e-mail the Library Manager.  


... Search for Items in the Library Collection

You can browse books recently added to the library collection here.

To search our full catalogue please visit the library.  When you are there you can use our new Search Terminal to see if we have the item you are looking for in our collection.

If you are not confident searching for the item yourself please ask the volunteer librarian on duty to assist you.


...Reserve books or DVDs?

If you would like to borrow an item that  is currently issued to someone else you can reserve the item yourself on the search terminal computer, using the barcode number on your membership card, or you can ask the volunteer librarian on duty to assist you.

Alternatively, if you are not able to visit the library in person you can phone us on 8128545, or send us an e-mail, and we can reserve the item for you. 

Once the item becomes available we will give you a call. 


...Renew books or DVDs?

The issue period for books is 28 days and for DVDs the issue period is 7 days.  If you wish to extend the period of your loan please visit the library and ask the volunteer librarian on duty to renew the item/s for you.

If there are special circumstances, that mean that it is difficult for you to visit the library in person, please e-mail the Library Manager


...Find the Library?

Our address is 19 Seaview Road, Piha.  We are located in the "hub" of the Piha Village, opposite the Garden Road junction.  

There is parking outside the library, but on a busy day you may need to park in the Domain and walk back along the roadside.

 

...Contact the Library?

The Library phone number is 8128545.  You can speak to a volunteer librarian on this number during opening hours.  

If you are unable to get through to speak to a librarian, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can e-mail us at pihacommunitylibrary@gmail.com or fill in the Contact Form below.


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