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Borrow items from the library

Borrow a wide range of items from our libraries depending on the membership you signed up for.

Library members can borrow books, audiobooks and DVDs at our local libraries or mobile libraries using their membership card.

You can also download eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines and eComics from our digital library at any time using a variety of devices with internet access.

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Borrowing limits

Full members can borrow:

  • up to 12 books and audiobooks for up to 3 weeks
  • as many DVDs as you want for 2 or 5 days
  • up to 4 eBooks and eAudiobooks for up to 3 weeks
  • as many eMagazines and eComics as you want for as long as you like

Instant members can borrow:

  • up to 2 books and audiobooks for 3 weeks

Group members can borrow:

  • as many books and audiobooks as you want for up to 3 weeks

Fees and charges

You can borrow most items for free but there is a small charge for borrowing DVDs:

  • 2 days - £1.90
  • 5 days - £3.30

You'll have to pay a fine if you lose an item or return it late or damaged:

  • Book overdue by up to 10 weeks (adults) - 80p per week
  • Book overdue by up to 10 weeks (children) - 40p per week
  • Book overdue by more than 10 weeks (adults) - £6
  • Book overdue by more than 10 weeks (adults) - £4
  • Book cover lost or damaged - 70p
  • DVD case lost or damaged - £1.20
  • Lost or damaged items - individually assessed
Page last updated: 21/11/17