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What can I borrow? | Library membership | Birmingham City Council

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What can I borrow?

You will be able to borrow 10 books or talking books and 8 music CDs (where available), which you can keep for 4 weeks except for CDs (2 weeks)

In some parts of the library you will find lending and reference books together. Books with yellow labels on the spine can be borrowed; books with white labels are for use in the library only.

Other items where available, 5 DVDs and 4 CD-Roms. Please note that language CDs may have different terms and conditions. You can keep Top Title DVDs for 2 nights and all other DVDs for up to a week. You can keep CD-Roms for 1 week.

You will usually have to pay to borrow talking books, music CDs, CD-Roms and DVDs. Please ask staff about concessions and special offers.

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What we ask of you when you use the library

  • Bring your library card with you to borrow items from the library.
  • Bring items back on time. You will have to pay a charge for items brought back late (if you are receiving any benefits you may be eligible for concessions.)
  • Be responsible for all items borrowed on your library card.
  • You will be charged for items that are lost or damaged.
  • Do not allow your library card to be used by anyone else