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  1. How can I join the library?
  2. What can I borrow?
  3. For how long can I borrow things?
  4. What if I can't return my books on time?
  5. What are the Fines and Charges?
  6. What if the item I want is not on the shelf?
  7. Other services we offer

Welcome to the library

Our 4 libraries offer something for everyone in the area to help with work, leisure and study.
Over 56,000 people in North East Lincolnshire are members of the Library Service and enjoy all the benefits that entails.

How can I join?

You can join the library at any age and membership is free. Come to any of our libraries, show some identification that includes your address and signature and you will receive a ticket. Alternatively, you can join online.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow a combination of up to 20 books and music scores, 7 DVDs or videos, 10 compact discs, 20 Audiobooks.

For how long may I borrow things?

Books, music scores, talking books and playaways are loaned for 3 weeks.
Compact discs and dvds are loaned for 1 week.

What if I can't return my books on time?

All items can be renewed for a further loan period (providing nobody else is waiting for the item) online, by telephoning, writing or fax. All we need is your ticket number.
If you want to renew online you also need to come into the library to get your pin number.
Charges will be made for all items returned late (some exemptions apply).

What are the fines / fees / charges?

For a comprehensive list of all fees, fines and charges, Visit the library policy page.

What if the item I want is not on the shelf?

Items can be requested from other libraries on your behalf. A charge is made for this service.
Some of the services which we can offer

  • Books
  • Book Jacketing
  • Business Information
  • CD ROM
  • Census Returns
  • Community Information
  • Community Services
  • Compact Discs
  • DVDs
  • Electoral Registers
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Home Library Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laminating
  • Local History
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Meeting Room Hire
  • Newspapers
  • Orchestral Scores
  • Parish Registers
  • Photocopying & Faxing
  • Playaways
  • Plays and Playsets
  • Publications for Sale
  • Reference Books
  • Reservation System
  • Talking Books
  • Telephone Directories
  • Vocal Scores 
  • Word Processing
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