Reserve and renew

Once you have joined a library and have a library card and PIN, you can reserve books, check your loans or renew items by using the online catalogue. Please await notification that your reservation is ready to collect before travelling.

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View the online catalogue

Borrowing items

You can borrow a maximum of 20 items from a combination of:

  • 14 books or spoken word CDs or cassettes.
  • Six music CDs, videos or DVDs.

The loan period for books and spoken word items is 21 days, and seven days for music CDs, videos and DVDs.

Reservation charges

  • Adults 70p.
  • Concessions 30p (concessions are for people on benefits or over 60).
  • Child, teenage and disabled reservations are free.

Hire charges

  • DVDs and Games £2.50 per week for residents, £3 for non-residents.
  • CDs 50p per week for residents, £1 for non-residents.
  • Concessions available for child, teenage and assisted users.

Renewing items

Providing an item has not been reserved by another borrower, you can renew online or by telephone three consecutive times before you have to take your loan(s) to a library in order to renew in person.

You can then renew online or by telephone for a further three consecutive times before you have to renew again in person.

Renew your items online

 You will need your library card and PIN to log into your account.

You can also call our contact centre to renew.

Remember, if you don't return or renew your books on time, you will need to pay a library charge.

Overdue items

We charge for the late return of items. Young people under 18 are exempt from fines unless they borrow certificate 12 or 15 DVDs.  

Charges for late returns

Charges are per item per day.  The maximum fine for all items is £15.

Items Residents Senior Citizens Non residents
Books, Spoken Word CDs 10p 5p 10p
DVDs (new titles) 40p 40p 50p
DVDs (old titles) 20p 20p 20p
Music CDs 20p 20p 30p

How to pay

You can pay library charges in person when you visit any library. Library staff will inform you of the amount you need to pay.