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Borrowing periods & overdue charges for physical titles

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 Charge Overdue charge Maximum overdue charge (per title)
Adult Books (each) 3 weeks 20 Free 13p per day £6.37
Children’s and Young Adult Books (each) 3 weeks 20 Free 1p per day 50p
DVDs Premier 1 week 6 £3.00 66p per day £32.34
DVDs (1-2 discs) 1 week 6 £1.00 33p per day £16.17
DVD sets (3+ discs) 2 weeks 6 £2.00 66p per day £32.34
CDs (music) 1 week 6 £1.25 13p per day £6.37
Spoken Word (1-2 cass/CD) 3 weeks 6 Free 13p per day £6.37
Spoken Word (3+ cass/CD) 3 weeks 6 Free 25p per day £12.25
Games
(PlayStation2, DS and Wii)
1 week 2 £3.00 78p per day £38.22
Language courses, Single and double items 6 weeks 6 Free 26p per day £12.74
Language courses, Sets (3+) 6 weeks 6 Free 37p per day £18.13
CDROMs – leisure 1 week 6 £1.55 28p per day £13.72
CDROMs – education 1 week 6 Free 28p per day £13.72
Audio described films on CD: includes the soundtrack, music, sound effects and the dialogue
along with the audio description. Reserve here
1 week 6 Free 13p a day £6.37
Audio described films on DVD: DVDs with audio description (RNIB). More information can found at: RNIB 1 week 6 Free 33p a 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.