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Photos for Library ID Cards

A recent passport quality photo is required for Library ID cards. Photos should meet the standard requirements outlined below. Either:

  • Come to the Philson Library lending desk and we will take your photo.
  • Email granting the Library permission to request a copy of your ADHB ID card photo from ADHB security.
  • Email a passport quality photo:
    • You may request a copy of your ADHB ID card photo from ADHB security ( and forward it to us.
    • A recent digital photo taken at a New Zealand Post Shop is also acceptable - they will email the photo to you.
    • You may take a photo yourself, but it is best to have someone take the photo for you.

Standard requirements for Library ID card photos

  • A recent photo, less than six months old.
  • Against a plain, light coloured background.
  • No shadows behind you (stand a foot out from the wall).
  • No sunglasses, hats, head coverings except for religious purposes.
  • In focus with a minimum of reflective light on the face.
  • The image must not be altered in any way.
  • File format: Jpg or Jpeg
  • File size: greater than 500kb and less than 10MB.
  • Dimensions: Minimum 900 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high -- maximum 4500 pixels wide x 6000 pixels high.