Hire charges and loan period:

All spoken word, playaways and language courses with up to 2 tapes / CDs for 3 weeks hire:

  • Adults - £2.00 per item
  • Adult Concessions - £1.50 per item
  • Adults with visual or hearing impairments – Free
  • Children 0-17 – Free hire of YA and children’s spoken word
  • Free hire of Talking Books for those with dyslexia

Language courses with 3 or more tapes / CDs  for 3 weeks hire:

  • Adults - £3.00 per item
  • Adult Concessions - £2.00 per item                          

Overdue charges:

Bath and North-East Somerset libraries will not be charging fines for the late return of books and maps borrowed from 2nd April 2019. This includes large print books.

*This is a trial to be reviewed and only applies to books borrowed in Bath and North East Somerset Council libraries.  It does not apply to items borrowed in libraries in neighbouring authorities.

Overdue reminders will be issued after 7 and 21 days by email or text.  If postal overdue reminders are required a 50p charge will be applied to all categories of borrower.

How to avoid items going overdue:

Sign up for our pre-overdue email service

Renew your items


Reservation Charges

No charge to reserve Talking Books, Playaways, Language Course or any other Audio Visual items.

Reserved items will be held for you for 9 days after we have received them. After this time items will be returned to their original location. On request we will keep items for up to 14 days, but you will need to contact us to ask us to do so.

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