Hire charges and loan period:

  • Registered reading groups can reserve up to 10 copies of a title to borrow for a loan period of 6 weeks (subject to availability). For more information, please contact us.

Overdue charges:

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

*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.

How to avoid items going overdue:

Sign up for our pre-overdue email service

Renew your items


Reservation Charges

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.

Please note that you will still be charged the reservation fee whether or not you collect the item you have reserved. All reservation charges below are per item unless stated otherwise.

  • Reading Group Reservations - Free for up to 10 copies

How to reserve an item


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