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Borrowing items from the Library

Borrowing items is really easy!

Simply visit the library, ensuring that you bring your North Yorkshire library card with you, choose what you want to borrow and one of our helpful volunteers will issue the items for you at the counter.

You can borrow up to 10 items at a time, usually for a period of three weeks. If you need longer, you can always renew them.

If you can't find what you're looking for in the library, a volunteer will be pleased to search the catalogue for you or you can use the online catalogue search and reserve what you want.

Books are usually loaned free of charge but there are charges for borrowing some items, such as adult audio books and DVDs.

Renewing items

Books may be renewed up to five times without returning the books to the library, provided they are not required by anyone else. After that, books must be brought to the library to be renewed.

Audio-visual items are loaned for three weeks at a time. A repeat hire charge is made if a CD or DVD is returned late.

How to renew items

There are several ways to renew your loan items. You can:

Charges and fines

In addition to the small charges for borrowing items such as CDs and DVDs, there are also charges for other services such as staff research and reserving items.

Full details of these can be found on the NYCC website.