Often we are asked the same or similar questions. So as not to be laggards here is our FAQ page.
How do I get published, or get my manuscript appraised?
See this page for contact details of publishing houses, agents and author support groups.
How do I access e-books?
As above, council website > libraries > ebook portal. Or you can log in to the online catalogue, then click on Access ebooks. Only library members can borrow ebooks. If you have problems, any of our librarians can show you how to get to the portal.
What do I need to become a member?
“You need to be a resident or ratepayer of the Tararua district. When you come in to complete the membership form, you will need to provide two forms of identification - one being something with your name and signature like a passport or drivers license, and the other being a letter with your printed [not hand written] name and address on it, like a power bill. You will also have to provide the name and address of an alternative contact ; someone who does not live at the same address as you.”
Does it cost to join? “No”
What are your charges? A list of charges can be found here.
How do I log in to the online catalogue, so I can renew and reserve items?
“Go to the council website www.tararuadc.govt.nz, click on Libraries, then Online Catalogue. When you log in, the user name is your library card number (i.e. B zero zero etc). Assuming you have your email registered with the library, click on the Forgotten Your Password link, and you’ll be emailed a random temporary password to get you started. Or contact the library.”