Library books not free
My husband and I moved to Matamata from Auckland just over two years ago and we are enjoying our life here.
However there is one gripe that I have with the library, the fact that new books have a $2 charge on them. It seems that there are more and more new books and I am having increasing difficulty in finding a free book to borrow.
When does a new book become an old book? Coming from a library where all books are free I find this very frustrating.
I am a senior ratepayer, (the rates here are just as expensive as the rates in Auckland by the way) and feel that we are paying for the library with our rates. As I rarely carry a lot of money, if any, on me and the fact that the library does not have eftpos does not help even if I do wish to take out a new book. I don’t mind paying a small fee for reserving a book, nor do I have any objections to paying a fine for overdue books but I think that having to pay $2 to take out what seems to be the majority of the books a bit much.