Borrowing and renewing items
Borrowing from the library
Yes, it's free to join the library. Just come
into any Sefton Library. We will need to know your name and address
and a few other details. Then we give you a ticket. It really is
Books can be borrowed for 28 days; multimedia items (music CDs
and DVDs) can be hired for 7 days. Please show your ticket at the
'out' counter each time you borrow from the library.
Using that one ticket, you may borrow from any Sefton library.
You may also return your loans to any library in Sefton.
Renewing items on loan
If you'd like to keep an item longer than the initial loan
period, items on loan can be renewed. This will prevent overdue
charges from building up. All items borrowed from the library can
have their loans renewed, except where another customer has
reserved them. Items can be renewed:
- In person - just visit any Sefton library
- By phone - contact any Sefton library, a member of staff
will be able to renew your items
If items are overdue when you contact us, we shall put any
charges in your account; you can settle the account when you next
visit any Sefton library.
Reserving books and other items
You can reserve a book or
multimedia item (music CD and DVD) for a small hire charge. It
may be in our own stock in Sefton; if we don't have it in stock we
may buy a new copy or make every effort to borrow it from another
library service. Items borrowed from other library authorities will
incur an additional charge, payable when the item is collected. We
will let you know when the item is ready to collect.
Staff in your local library will be pleased to assist you if you
have any queries about reservations. If you want to reserve an item
online use our online library catalogue.
Last Updated on 8/16/2013