Borrowing library items
Limited services are available at Hub and Community Libraries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.
Library loan rates
|Library loan rates|
|Loan period||Cost per item|
|Books (can borrow up to 20 at a time)||Three weeks||Free|
|eBooks/eAudio (5 from OverDrive and 4 from RB Digital)||21 days||Free|
|eComics||30 days ||Free|
|One language course||45 days||Free|
|CDs (up to eight at a time) ||Three weeks||£1.25 per CD|
|DVDs (up to eight at a time) ||One week||£3|
|CD-ROMs (up to two at a time)||One week||£.1.25|
Renew your library items if you would like to keep them for longer.
Loan terms and conditions
If you don't extend the loan period for a book, language course or music CD you will be fined for every day the item is overdue. Half rates apply for those aged over 60, and no charges apply for children under 14. See our fines.
Digital books from OverDrive and RB Digital are returned automatically at the end of the loan period. Other digital items in RBDigital and PressReader have unlimited downloads and unlimited checkout times.
DVDs and CD-ROMs cannot be renewed and must be returned by the due date. If these items are returned late, the library will charge the full hire fee for the period that they have been kept.