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Join Smart

SMART is a network enabling free access to 22 public and tertiary libraries in the Greater Wellington region, including Hutt City, Kāpiti, Masterton, Porirua, Weltec and Whitireia libraries.

Join SMART by visiting your local library and have the region’s libraries at your door.

Why get a SMART Library card?

There are a number of advantages in having a SMART Library card.

  • Search over 500,000 books, DVDs, magazines, and more from 22 public and tertiary library
  • Reserve items from across the region for free, delivered free to a SMART library convenient to you
  • Return library items to any SMART library
  • Access library services (e.g. reference help, browsing collections) at any of the 22 libraries
  • Free SMS text or email notices – reminders when items are due, overdue and when a reservation is available for pick up
  • Library charges are able to be paid at any public SMART Library and WelTec Library

I already have a library card – does this mean I have to change?

To make the most of the libraries around the region, opting to change your local library card to a SMART card is the way to go.

It’s easy and free – we simply replace your current library card with a SMART library card. Visit any SMART library to swap your card over.

I’m not a library member – how do I join SMART?

If you’re not already a library member visit any SMART library and sign up there.

I'm not from a SMART area can I still join?

Yes you can join SMART. You can either buy a yearly subscription or pay a small rental fee per item issued. Check with your local SMART library for more information.

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