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Ticket types

Adult (16+)

If you are aged 16+, you will be issued with an Adult (16+) library card which is valid for three years. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • 4 DVDs - fees apply
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks) - fees apply

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Books on Prescription - Adult (16+)

If you have received a Books on Prescription ‘prescription’ from your GP or another healthcare professional, you will be issued with a Books on Prescription - Adult (16+) library card which is valid for one year. This ticket supports people accessing the Reading Well collection. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • 4 DVDs - fees apply
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks) - fees apply

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Books on Prescription - Child (8-15)

If you have received a Books on Prescription ‘prescription’ from your GP or another healthcare professional, you will be issued with a Books on Prescription - Child (8-15) library card which is valid for one year. This ticket supports people accessing the Reading Well collection. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • Books on Prescription - Child (8-15) cannot loan DVDs
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks)

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Child (8-15)

If you are aged 8-15, you will be issued with a Child (8-15) library card which is valid for three years, or until your 16th birthday. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system. You must join the library in person at the help desk. Your parent or legal guardian (which includes foster carers) must complete a registration form on your behalf.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • Child (8-15) cannot loan DVDs
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks)

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Child (0-7)

If you are aged 0-7, you will be issued with a Child (0-7) library card which is valid for three years, or until your 8th birthday. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system. You must join the library in person at the help desk. Your parent or legal guardian (which includes foster carers) must complete a registration form on your behalf.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs)
  • 4 CD-ROMs
  • Child (0-7) cannot loan DVDs
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks)

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Childminder (professional use only)

If you are a childminder, you are entitled to join the library as both an individual member (for your personal use) and as a childminder (for your professional use). You will be issued with two library cards (one will be an Adult (16+) card and the other a Childminder card). You must ensure you use your childminder ticket for the concession to automatically be applied. Your childminder ticket is valid for one year (see Adult (16+) for information about your other ticket). If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system.

To claim this concession, you must join the library in person at the help desk. You will need one form of identification which confirms both your full name and current address. You will also need to present a copy of your Ofsted Certificate of Registration, or your Public Liability Insurance.

If you join online via the website, the concession will not be applied automatically, and you will have to pay fees and fines at the adult (16+) rate.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • 4 DVDs - fees apply
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks)

The childminder allowance is provided for your professional use only and is monitored for abuse.

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Hearing and/or visual impairment

If you have a hearing and/or visual impairment, you are entitled to claim the hearing and/or visual impairment concession (for your personal use).

You will have one library card with the concession automatically applied to your ticket. Your hearing and/or visual impairment ticket is valid for three years. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system

To claim this concession, you must join the library in person at the help desk. You will need one form of identification which confirms both your full name and current address. You do not need to provide any additional documentation to confirm your hearing and/or visual impairment.

If you join online via the website, the concession will not be applied automatically, and you will have to pay fees and fines at the adult (16+) rate.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs)
  • 4 CD-ROMs
  • 4 DVDs
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks)

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Passport to Learning and Leisure

If you have a Passport to Learning and Leisure, you are entitled to claim the Passport to Learning and Leisure concession (for your personal use).

You will have one library card with the concession automatically applied to your ticket. Your Passport to Learning and Leisure ticket is valid for one year. If your library card is not renewed within one year of expiry, your details are automatically deleted from our system.

To claim this concession, you must join the library in person at the help desk. You will need one form of identification which confirms both your full name and current address. You will also need to present a valid Passport to Learning and Leisure.

If you join online via the website, the concession will not be applied automatically, and you will have to pay fees and fines at the adult (16+) rate.

You can borrow up to (at the same time);

  • 20 books
  • 8 CDs (includes double CDs) - fees apply
  • 4 CD-ROMs - fees apply
  • 4 DVDs - fees apply
  • 8 e-audiobooks
  • 8 e-books
  • 8 talking books (audiobooks) - fees apply

See pay fees and fines for information about the fees and fines for this ticket type.

Help

The library service accepts membership applications from students, visitors, people with no fixed address etc. You will need to speak to a member of staff to check the membership requirements. For e.g., students will be issued with an Adult (16+) ticket but will need to provide ID which confirms both their home address and their term time (Coventry) address. Visitors tickets will expire at the end of your stay in Coventry.

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