Charges & Loan Periods

It is free to enjoy using our library facilities, access our public WiFi , use our in-library computers and chromebooks, access our Digital Library, borrow most of our physical collection items, and join the library if you live in Selwyn.

Loyalty cards

Loyalty cards are available for Hot Picks. Borrow five and the sixth loan is free.

Library charges

Nearly all library items are free to borrow and do not attract overdue charges. Some items do have charges associated with them:

Hot Picks

$2.50 loan charge for fourteen day loan period

$1.00 per day overdue charge


$7.00 - $20.00 loan charge for four week loan period

$0.50 per day overdue charge

Replacement membership cards Free of charge
Subscription fees for out of district membership $67.50 for six month membership period

Printing and copying

Photocopying and printing black and white, per printed side $0.10 $0.20
Photocopying and printing colour, per printed side $1.00 $2.00
Laminating $2.00 $3.00

Meeting Rooms

You are welcome to share our library spaces; if you would like to book a private meeting space we have a range of rooms available at both Leeston and Darfield Libraries.


  • Darfield Library & Service Centre - 03 318 7780 or 03 347 2780
  • Leeston Library & Service Centre - 03 347 2871
  • Email -
RoomCommunity Group rateCorporate/Private rate
Leeston Library community room$10 per hour$16 per hour
Darfield Library conference room$15 per hour$25 per hour
Darfield Library meeting room 1a, 2 or 3 $5 per hour $8 per hour
Darfield Library meeting room 1b $10 per hour$16 per hour