Library Fees and Charges


Best seller books (1)


DVDs (1)

$3.80 or $5.20 for multi disc set

Talking books

no charge



$15.60 each

International interloans


Library membership

Membership cards (replacement)


Anyone living, working, owning property or studying on the Kāpiti Coast can join the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries at no charge and use the resources of all of our SMART Libraries.

Horowhenua residents who do not meet the above criteria can join Kāpiti Coast District Libraries and use Ōtaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekākāriki libraries.


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Library membership

Anyone who is not in either of these   categories can either join Kāpiti Coast District Libraries as a subscription   member or pay prescribed fees.

$2 per item, or $65 for 6 months,

 or $130 per annum

Other services

Faxes and scanning – local/national

$1.30 for first page

70c for each subsequent page

Faxes and scanning – international

$1.80 for first page

90c for each subsequent page

Historic photo service

$5.10 per high resolution digital image emailed or copied to a CD to customer for   personal use.

$51 per high resolution digital image emailed or copied to a CD for commercial   purposes.


$3.40 for A4 and $5.50 for A3

Photocopying – black and white

30c charge per A4 side

40c charge per A3 side

Photocopying – colour

$2.20 charge per A4 side

$3.50 charge per A3 side

Library bags


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Other services

eBook publishing

Epub and mobi formatting:

−  $52 up to 30 chapters and 350 pages of double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font in the Word document submitted for formatting

−  $1.20 for each additional chapter

−  $12 for each additional 100 pages over 350

−  Customise for these retailers for $22 each: Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google

− Smashwords file preparation $42

−  Formatting redo/edits for ebook files already formatted by the Library Digital Team start at $26

−  Boxed sets will be charged based on the number of books included: $52 for book 1 and add $30 for each additional book up to four books. Price on application for larger boxed sets

Post-edit after ePub and Mobi format complete due to typos and author-related mistakes: $32

CreateSpace Layout $155 for the first 75,000 words/$22 for each additional 10,000 words

CreateSpace cover preparation: $156 if the cover was designed by the library digital team and $182 if the cover was designed elsewhere.

Cover design: $208-$312 plus expenses which may include image and font purchase

Administration fee 5% of total cost

Other services

Library Publications

Price will vary depending on publication

Digital and ebook workshops

$25 - $45 per session

3D printing

Workshops with model $45
  Fabrication of a model price on application.

Overdue loan charges

Books, magazines, adult CDs

60 cents per day

Children’s books

20 cents per day

Best sellers and DVDs

$1.30 a day

Services free of charge

Children’s CDs and talking books

No charge


No charge

Pricing for non-fiction or graphic rich texts/manuscript formatting will be evaluated on a case by case basis as these can take a lot longer to format.

 (1 )        Items will be reduced by 50% for holders of a super gold card with a community services notation on their super gold card.

 (1)      No charge for the profoundly deaf borrowers for DVDs.


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Coastlands meeting room at the Paraparaumu Library hire

Community groups

Community groups – evening


Half day


Full day


Half day plus evening


Full day plus evening


Commercial groups

Commercial groups – evening


Half day


Full day


Half day plus evening


Full day plus evening


Kāpiti Arts Guide and Trail

Arts Trail participation fee and entry in Arts Guide


Entry in Kāpiti Arts Guide only



Related links

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries

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Updated 30 June 2017