Children under 16

Children’s library cards

If you are under 16, and would like to join the library, you will need an adult (a person aged over 18) to provide proof of your address.

A parent or guardian is best as they will be responsible for the items you borrow -  and also any charges.

Children aged 8 to 15 can join when visiting the library alone.  A letter will be sent to your parent or guardian asking them to bring proof of address into the library to complete your registration.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Under 16s can borrow:

  • 20 items, including 6 audio visual items:
    • Books for 3 weeks loan
    • Spoken word CDs for 3 weeks loan
    • CDs for 1 week loan (fee applies)
    • DVDs for 1 week loan (fee applies)
  • 20 music scores for 3 months
  • 20 play sets for 6 weeks
  • 2 language courses for 6 weeks
  • 1 home electricity monitor for 3 weeks

Library computers

Your parent or guardian will need to sign a consent form before you can use the library computers.

Website content is filtered for children but this doesn’t always block unsuitable material.

Foster carers and childcare professionals

Special library cards are available for various groups, organisations and people. Please ask library staff for details.


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