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 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 to pay your subscription or do it online.

Members can also download the renewal form.

See our Location page for bus routes to LILAC.

The annual subscription rates are:

Income (gross)Subscription
up to $30,000:$30 the cost of a cheap book
up to $50,000:$50 the cost of a dvd or hardback
over $50,000:$75 the cost of a couple of paperbacks  
Alternative voluntary option: $120 per annum (or $10 per month) paid by online banking

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 up to 5 books, 2 DVDs, and 5 magazine back-issues. All loans for three weeks.

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

LILAC postal service

LILAC can offer a postal service for members, but those using it will need to pay postage in both directions. If you are interested in using this service at present, please email your requests to A librarian will reply to let you know what size mailer you will need to send us. However, we cannot guarantee that the titles you request will be available immediately.

If you have some overdue LILAC books lurking round the house, please post them back!

Note: in the mail only - NO COURIERS.

LILAC @ the Coasters dinners

LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - two collective members go to each dinner laden with books and DVDs from the LILAC collections. Plus membership forms etc. so that women can join up and borrow. You can download and print a membership form and come with your cash - or pay by internet banking in advance!

Requesting titles the books etc will be a selection on the day, but members can also request titles by emailing by the Wednesday or Thursday before the pot-luck. Check the online catalogue. Loan periods are one month for items borrowed at the Coaster dinners.

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