Borrowing library items

Find out about borrowing books and audio-visual items.

It is free to join a library. As a member you can:

  • borrow up to 20 books for three weeks free of charge
  • renew them if you can keep them longer. How to renew.
  • download up to ten eBook and eAudio items for either 7,14 or 21 days with OverDrive
  • download up to ten eAudio items for up to 21 days with One Click Digital
  • download up to five eBook and eAudio items for up to 3 weeks with BorrowBox
  • hire DVDs and music CDs by the week for a charge. Concessions are available.
  • return any item you have borrowed to any Oxfordshire library

Loan periods for books and audio-visual items

Item and loan period Children and adults Reading Impaired Housebound
Books 20 items / 21 days 20 items / 21 days 30 items / 21 days
Audio books 5 items / 21 days 20 items / 21 days 30 items / 21 days
DVDs 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 21 days
Music CDs 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 21 days
Language packs 5 items / 21 days 5 items / 21 days 5 items / 21 days
CDs 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 7 days 5 items / 21 days