Hire charges and loan period:

  • No charge to hire and you can keep books and maps for up to 3 weeks (or 4 weeks if borrowing from the Mobile Library)

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.

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Renew your items


Reservation Charges

It is FREE for our library members to reserve books and maps from the LibrariesWest catalogue for pick up from any Bath and North East Somerset Library.

Charges apply for reserving books from other national locations. Please see our Inter-Library Loans page for more information.

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.

How to reserve an item


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