Monday, March 23, 2020

If you have books to return while we are closed…..

We’ve made it easy for you not to have to come out to return your books:


We’ve extended the loan period for all books, audiobooks, DVDs and other items on loan until 30 November 2020.

This means you don’t have to worry about getting them back to us immediately and there won’t be any fines to pay in the meantime.

All multiple loans – e.g. for reading groups – due back before 30 November have also been extended until then.


What about loans already overdue?

There will still be fines for any overdue items up to 19 March when libraries closed, but fines will be frozen and not increase at all until after 30 November– so you don’t have leave your home to rush your books to us, and you don’t need to worry about fines increasing.


Library cards

All library cards have been extended until March 2021, so you can rely on your library card for using your online account or for making use of digital services such as BorrowBox while we are closed, without fear of it expiring.

If you don’t have a library card, you can now get a temporary one here so you can access e-books, e-audiobooks and other library resources online, even while our libraries are closed!

You can keep using your temporary library card until our libraries re-open, when you have the option to convert it to a full library card at your local library.

Access to books and newspapers while libraries are closed

You can use our online catalogue service to check your account:

From here you can access our free e-Books and e-Audiobooks service via BorrowBox, and also free access to national and international newspapers and magazines via PressReader.

To get the best out of BorrowBox and PressReader, download the free apps via your mobile device.

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