Borrowing

Library membership card entitles you to borrow items from any of our libraries.

What can I borrow?

Adult membership allows you to borrow:

  • Up to 10 books, non-fiction DVDs, videos or language courses for 3 weeks
  • Up to 5 eBooks for 3 weeks
  • Up to 4 eAudio items for 3 weeks
  • Up to 10 CDs for 3 weeks*
  • Up to 6 feature film DVDs for 3 days*
  • Up to 10 talking books for 3 weeks*

Children (up to 16 years) can borrow

  • Up to 10 books, non-fiction DVDs, videos or language courses for 3 weeks
  • Up to 5 eBooks for 3 weeks
  • Up to 4 eAudio items for 3 weeks
  • Up to 4 CDs for 3 weeks*
  • Up to 6 children’s feature film DVDs for 3 days*
  • Up to 10 talking books for 3 weeks*

*Charges apply to these items. For details of the current library charges please see Library charges.

We also have a wide range of reference items which cannot be taken out of the library, although you will find plenty of study areas within the library where you can sit and do your research in comfort.

Returning items

You can return items borrowed to any Bolton library. 

The only exception to this is new DVDs which can only be borrowed from and returned to the same library.