LILAC membership information

The Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre, Inc., is a private library. Membership is open to women whose primary relationships are with women - see the Constitution and Rules for more information. Membership involves payment of an annual subscription, and agreement to abide by the LILAC rules regarding borrowing of books and other library materials.

Download and print the membership form (pdf 119kb) or come in when LILAC is open and fill in a form there. The form includes the Welcome to LILAC information to check that you are eligible to join! Note that you need to bring cash or a cheque to pay your subscription or do it online.

Members can also download the renewal form (pdf 135kb).

See our Location page for bus routes to LILAC.

The annual subscription rates are:

Income (gross)Subscription
up to $27,000:$20 the cost of a cheap book
up to $40,000:$40 the cost of a dvd or hardback
over $40,000:$60 the cost of a couple of paperbacks

Couples who join or renew at the same time can get a discount of $5 each on their subscriptions.

Members may borrow at any one time:

   Books:5, for 3 weeks
   DVDs, CDs, tapes:2, for 1 week
   Magazine back-issues:5, for 3 weeks

Books etc. can be reserved. The maximum loan period for books with another reserve waiting will be two weeks.

LILAC @ the Coasters dinners

Requesting titles the books etc will be a selection on the day, but members can also request titles by emailing lilac.coasters@lesbian.net.nz by the Wednesday or Thursday before the pot-luck. Check the online books catalogue which has a link to the DVD catalogue. Loan periods are one month for items borrowed at the Coaster dinners.