Joining the Library

Everyone is welcome at Upper Hutt Libraries and membership is free!

Get a Library Card - Adult (over 16)

Fill in our online registration form.  Then visit us at the Library to setup your new Library Card.

You will need:

  • Photo I.D (e.g. Driving Licence, Passport or Age Card.) 
  • Temporary Number (from your online registration)

Get a Library Card - Child (under 16)

Fill in our online registration form. Then visit us at the Library to setup your new Library Card.

You will need:

  • I.D (showing your parent/guardians name and signature)
  • Your parent/guardian with you
  • Temporary number from your online registration.


If a child is visiting the Library without a parent/guardian - they can sign up for a Junior Starter card:

  • This allows a child to check out 2 books at a time and use the computers and our Digital Library.



Digital Library Membership

You can sign up for a digital membership to access our Digital Library.

Just click 'Digital Only Membership' on this form, and fill in your details to receive your Digital Library number.

Joining the Library without ID

If you don't have ID, you can get a restricted membership.

This means you can borrow up to two books and access all our Library services.
Fill in our online registration form and visit us at the Library to get setup.


Where can I use my Library Card?

You can use your Library Card at:

  • Central Library (Upper Hutt)
  • Pinehaven Library
  • Purehurehu (our library bus)
  • Digital Library (online)

More details: Branches and Hours

Membership Conditions

As a member of the Upper Hutt City Library you agree to the following

  • To return all items in good condition and on time.

  • To pay any damaged or lost charges.

  • To notify the Library of any change of address, phone number or email address.

  • To notify the Library immediately if your card is lost or stolen.

  • From time to time, the Library may contact you with information on its products and services.

  • To abide by the Library’s Code of Conduct.As parent/guardian, to take full responsibility for a child’s use of the Library. 

  • You allow your personal information to be used in accordance with the Upper Hutt City Council’s Privacy Statement, which will enable access to library services and may be provided to a debt collection agency who acts on behalf of the Upper Hutt City Council in the event that attempts to settle outstanding charges are unsuccessful.



How many items can I borrow?

Borrowing is unlimited on full memberships.
Junior Starter and adult restricted memberships can borrow up to two items.

What can I borrow from the Library?

You can borrow books, dvd's, ukuleles and more! View the full list here.