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Borrowing periods and overdue charges for physical titles

Find out more about what you can take away from our services

eLibrary borrowing periods and allowances

 We don't charge a fee for reserving a title unless we need to get it from another library service.

What you can borrow Loan period Maximum titles Charges Overdue charges Max overdue charges
Adult books (each) 3 weeks 20 Free 15p/day £7.35
Young Adult books (each) 3 weeks 20 Free 1p/day 49p
Children’s books (each) 3 weeks 20 Free No charge No charge
DVDs Premier 1 week 6 £3 66p/day £32.34
DVDs (1-2 discs) 1 week 6 £1 33p/day £16.17
DVD sets (3+ discs) 2 weeks 6 £2 66p/day £32.34
CDs (music) 1 week 6 £1.25 13p/day £6.37
Spoken Word (1-2 cass/CD) 3 weeks 6 Free 13p/day £6.37
Spoken Word (3+ cass/CD) 3 weeks 6 Free 25p/day £12.25
Games (PlayStation2, DS and Wii) 1 week 2 £3 78p/day £38.22
Language courses, Single and double items 6 weeks 6 Free 26p/day £12.74
Language courses, Sets (3+) 6 weeks 6 Free 37p/day £18.13
CDROMs – leisure 1 week 6 £1.55 28p/day £13.72
CDROMs – education 1 week 6 Free 28p/day £13.72
Audio described films on CD: includes the soundtrack, music, sound effects and the dialogue 1 week 6 Free 13p/day £6.37
Audio described films on DVD: DVDs with audio description (RNIB). More information can found at: RNIB 1 week 6 Free 33p/day £16.17

If items have not been returned, overdue notices are sent after 21 and 42 days, and a bill for replacement is sent after 72 days. The bill includes the overdue charge as well as the replacement cost.