Holiday Programmes: These are held during school holidays. There is a small charge to cover the costs.
Summer Reading Programme: Held annually from December to early February throughout the Clutha District for children between the ages of 5 to 13 years old. Enquire at your local library for details.
Class and group visits: Class and group visits are welcome on a regular basis or at other times as required. Please contact the children's librarian at Balclutha, or the branch libraries, to arrange a suitable time.
Housebound and Hospital Services
Library books and CDs can be selected and delivered to people unable to visit the library themselves through illness or disability. A regular delivery service is also made to the residential homes and day hospital. Please contact your nearest library if you wish to be included in this service, or know someone who will benefit from it.
Interlibrary Loan Service
If a book is not available from our collection, we can often borrow it for you from another New Zealand Library for a small fee.
Your library offers a range of other services for a small fee, please check with your local library and/or on our Fees and Charges webpage for the following:
- Replacement cards
- Book Covering
- Lost/damaged replacement costs
Borrowing: All items are issued for three weeks and there are no limit to how many items can be borrowed at any one time.
Renewals: Items can be renewed online, in person or over the phone. After two renewals, bring the items to the library to extend the loan further. Renewal is not allowed if the item is on reserve for another borrower.
Reservations: If an item is listed on our catalogue but is on loan or held at another branch we can hold it for you on its return or bring it to the branch of your choosing. We will email you when the item is available.
Overdue items: Please return or renew your loans by the due date. A reminder notice is emailed two working days before the item's due date, and an overdue noticed emailed four working days after the due date. A second overdue notice will be sent once items are more than twenty days past their due date. After this the item will be considered lost and a billing notice will be sent with replacement costs.
Rentals: We do not charge rental fees for any items.