Library members may borrow up to 50 items at any one time. Most items can be borrowed for free, except Hot Picks, DVDs/Blurays, and videogames.
|Material Type||Borrowing Period||Cost||Late Fees|
|Books||28 days||Free||20c per day|
|Fast-Track Books||14 days||Free||20c per day|
|DVDs/Blurays||7 days||$1.00||50c per day|
|Hot Picks (Books, Magazines, DVDs/Blurays)||7 days||$2.50||50c per day|
|Magazines||14 days||Free||20c per day|
|Music CDs||7 days||Free||20c per day|
|Puzzles & Board Games||28 days||Free||20c per day|
|Videogames (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)||7 days||$2.50||50c per day|
ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. These collection features workbooks, level appropriate materials, and audiobooks to help those learning English.
You can find the ESOL & IELTS collection on the first floor in non-fiction at 428.24.
We hold recent copies of most local and national papers. We store historic copies of the Southland Times, the Southland Daily News and other local newspapers. Some copies are on microfilm. Ask at the Information Services desk for these items. Library members can also access newspapers online.
Newspapers can be found on the ground floor.
The Local Collection has items relating to Invercargill, Southland, Stewart Island, and other southern islands. It includes books, directories, maps, CDs, DVDs and other formats. Some early Otago items are also included post-1860s. We try and obtain a copy of all published material with local content or by a local person.
Ask at the First Floor desk to view items from the Local Collection.
The Research Collection has many resources useful for students and researchers. It includes historical information, statistical data, Government publications and New Zealand history. The library also has a reference collection which covers most topics. The St. Andrew’s collection contains material about Scottish heritage.
Ask at the First Floor desk view items from the Research Collection.
Books on Prescription is a programme run by WellSouth Primary Health Network and the libraries of Otago and Southland. The aim is to increase access to high quality health information.
The Books on Prescription programme aims to complement existing health services. It is an example of how you can manage your own healthcare. Find more information on their official website.