Borrow, hire and return items

Borrow, hire and return items

What items you can borrow or hire, how long you can keep them and how to return them.

You can borrow or hire a range of item when you visit our libraries, including books, CDs, and DVDs.

You can borrow ebooks, e-audio books and e-magazines from the LibrariesWest website.

What you can borrow  

The number of items you can borrow depends on your membership.

  • Adults, young adults, teenagers, and children: a maximum of 20 items
  • Drama groups: up to six play sets or six single copies of a play
  • No permanent address: four items
  • Visitors: four items 

Loan period

How long you can keep an item for depends on the type of item.

You can borrow items for the following lengths of time:

  • books: 3 weeks
  • books marked as Fastback: 1 week
  • spoken word CDs: 3 weeks
  • CDs: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • DVD boxed sets: 3 weeks
  • sheet music: 3 weeks
  • play sets: up to 6 months, with a drama group ticket
  • plays, one copy: 3 weeks, on either individual or drama group tickets
  • items borrowed from libraries outside LibrariesWest: may have different loan lengths

Return items

You can return books to any LibrariesWest library.

You can renew items online, by phone or in person.