Oxford Service Centre & Library 2023 Susi reading, Twyla at the shelf

You can borrow up to 30 items for up to three weeks each on your membership card, with the option to renew for a further three weeks in most cases. There might be some exceptions  please have a look here:

ItemsLoan Period
books3 weeks
Bestsellers1 week ($4.10)
large print books6 weeks
DVD's1 week
magazines3 weeks
talking books3 weeks
board games3 weeks

You can return your books at all 3 Waimakariri Libraries (Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford). If you borrow a book in Rangiora for example you can return it to Kaiapoi if you like or vice versa. We have return slots inside the library in Kaiapoi and Oxford and our new return shelf in Rangiora. All 3 libraries have return slots outside, where you can return your books anytime independent of our opening hours.

a woman return books at Oxford Library

Renewing Items

You can renew an item as long as no one has placed a hold on it, and you have not already renewed it once before.

You can renew:

  • At home through our online catalogue. You will need your library card number and PIN number as well to log in. (Select 'My Account' along the top of of the page, then select the items you would like to renew from your list of checkouts and click 'Renew')
  • Contact us on or phone  311 8901
  • By visiting us at any of our 3 libraries
Interloan service

Can't find what you need in the Waimakriri Libraries collection? We provide an interloan service that allows you to access material held in other libraries in New Zealand. The standard fee for a loan or copy from a New Zealand library is $7. However, charges may vary depending on what you need.

Please fill in our interloan page and we will contact you.