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Library loans and fines

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  1. Books, talking books, DVDs, CDs and tapes
  2. Computer, photocopier and fax use
  1. Overdue / late fines
  2. Inter library loans

Books, talking books, DVDs, CDs and tapes


There is no charge for people who are registered visually or hearing impaired to borrow books, talking books, CDs, DVDs or for reservations.


Free loan: four weeks

DVDs Premium

Loan: two nights

  • adults: £2.90
  • passport to Leisure and Learning holders: £1.45
  • children (under 16): not available for loan


Loan: one week

  • adults: £2.90
  • passport to Leisure and Learning holders: £1.45
  • children (under 16): not available for loan 

DVD subscription service

A subscription charge of £15 per month now allows for unlimited borrowing of DVDs (a maximum of four DVDs to be loaned at any one time).

Please ask at your local library for details.

Music CDs

You can borrow up to eight music CDs, Talking Books, and up to four DVDs from your local library every week.

  • Compact Discs - pop, classical, jazz, sound effects and more.
  • Talking books on cassette and compact disc - hundreds of novels, humour, plays and poetry.
  • DVDs - a great selection of films  - age restrictions apply. There are two types of DVD loans:  Premium, loaned for two nights and Standard, loaned for one week. The Premium DVDs are new releases.
  • ..and books of course!

Certain categories of audio items only available at larger libraries.

Loan: one week

  • Adults: 99p
  • Double items: £1.98
  • Passport to Leisure and Learning holders: 50p
  • Passport to Leisure and Learning double items: 99p
  • Children (under 8) free
  • Children aged 8 - 15: 50p
  • Double items children (under 8): free
  • Double items children 8 - 15 years: 99p 

Talking books and story tape

Loan: four weeks

  • Adults: £1.74
  • Passport to Leisure and Learning holders: 87p
  • Children (under 16): Free

Central Library


Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7683 2440

Central Library
Smithford Way

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