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Loan periods and charges


You can borrow up to twelve books and two talking books for three weeks at a time.

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Some of our libraries are closed and some are open for the Pick and Collect service only. Please find a library for more information.

Fines will not be charged while this is in place.

If you are a library member, you can borrow book using our Pick and Collect library service, or borrow ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics free of charge.

See our libraries YouTube playlist with regular content and information.

To make life easier you can borrow and return them at any of our libraries in County Durham - they don't have to be returned to the library you got them from.

FormatChargeLoan period
BooksFree3 weeks
Spoken wordAdult titles £1.35
Children's titles Free
3 weeks
CDsFree3 weeks
DVDs55p1 week
Language courses£13.503 months

Fees and charges may apply for late, non-return or damaged items.

We offer lots of additional services such as:

  • photocopying
  • colour printing
  • reproduction of photographs
  • scanning
  • laminating
  • binding

Fees and charges

See our  Icon for pdf Library Fees and Charges 2019 - 2020 (PDF, 106.4kb)  for more information. 

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