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Borrowing from the library

  • Small libraries may not have all of these items on their shelves.
  • You may request items from another library.
  • Items can be returned to any of our libraries
  • If you require an extended loan your local library may be able to arrange it. Please ask
  • If you have a condition which makes reading a problem, such as a visual impairment or dyslexia, concessionary membership schemes, are available, allowing you special borrowing rights

Adults aged 18 and over

30 items including Loan Period Renewable? Hire charge Overdue charge
adult books up to four weeks Yes - max 5 times No charge 15p per item per day
children’s books up to four weeks Yes - max 5 times No charge

5p per item per day

audio books up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
60p
Children's audio books FREE
15p per item per day
language packs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1 15p per item per day
music CDs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1 15p per item per day
DVDs
up to one week Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1 - £2 One full extra weekly hire charge
electronic games
CD-ROMs
up to one week Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1-£3.50 One full extra weekly hire charge
 

11-17 year olds

30 items including Loan Period Renewable? Hire Charge Overdue charge
children’s books,adult books, up to four weeks Yes - max 5 times No charge

5p per item per day

audio books up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
60p
Children's audio books FREE

5p per item per day

language packs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)

£1

5p per item per day

music CDs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1

5p per item per day

DVDs
electronic games
CD-ROMs  
up to one week Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1 - £2 One full extra weekly hire charge
 

0-10 year olds

30 items including Loan Period Renewable? Hire Charge Overdue charge
children’s books up to four weeks Yes - max 5 times No charge

5p per item per day

children's audio books up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)

FREE

5p per item per day

language packs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)

£1

5p per item per day

music CDs up to four weeks Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1

5p per item per day

DVDs
up to one week Yes - max 2 times
(hire charges apply)
£1 - £2 One full extra weekly hire charge
electronic games

CD-ROMs

up to one week Yes - max 2 times

(hire charges apply)

£1-£3.50 One full extra weekly hire charge
 

Bulk Loans

Type of group May borrow Loan period Renewable? Hire Charge Overdue charges
Reading Groups 2 sets of books
(6-10 copies per set)
up to 8 weeks No Annual membership £15 No charge
Music Groups 4 sets, orchestral or vocal
(max 120 vocal scores per set)
Up to 9 months Yes, subject to availability Annual membership £10 plus
  • £15 per orchestral set
  • £7.50 per set  of 20 vocal scores
15p per copy/part per day
(to a maximum of £6)
Drama Groups Up to 30 individual copies of playsets up to 8 weeks (56 days) Yes, subject to availability £1 reservation charge No charge
Residential homes 100 items of adult stock 4 weeks Yes
  • Standard hire charges apply
  • Free audio books
  • Free reservations
No charge
Organised children's groups 100 books and/or spoken word) from children's stock 6 weeks, (42 days) Yes No charge No charge