Children and Young People

Here are some useful things to know for children and young people using the library:

How do I join?

Collect a joining form and ask your parent or the person who looks after you to fill it in and sign it. We will ask to see something with the adult’s name and address on it, for example a driving licence or a rent book. You will then be given your own library card.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow books and talking books from our libraries.

How many items can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 20 items and keep them for 3 weeks. You can keep them for longer if no-one else is waiting for them. Just bring the items in or telephone us to renew them.

What happens if I forget to return them on time?

A reminder letter will be sent to you. There is a small charge of £1.00 to cover the cost of the postage.

What happens if I lose my library card?

Tell us. We will replace it free of charge on the first occasion. Subsequent replacements will cost £2.00.

How do I find the books I want?

You will find signs on the library shelves to guide you. We also have computers that list all the items we have in the library. The staff can show you how to use them.

Suppose I cannot find what I am looking for?

Ask for help.

Can you keep a book for me?

Yes and it’s FREE! Complete a request card and we will let you know when the book is ready to collect.

Are there any online resources available for children?

Yes, please see our Online resources for children page to find out more.

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