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Borrowing items

Our libraries provide a range of items you can borrow, including:

  • books for adults and children – fiction and non-fiction books
  • e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines
  • large print books
  • books on prescription including resources for those with dementia and their carers
  • spoken word
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • foreign language courses
  • books in other languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu
  • computer games (Bracknell, Binfield, Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Whitegrove libraries)
  • music CDs (Bracknell Library and Sandhurst Library)
  • national and local newspapers, including access to back issues
  • popular magazines
  • music scores

Everyone may borrow up to a maximum of:

  • 20 books
  • 6 spoken word items
  • 6 DVDs (subject to classification)
  • 6 CD-Roms (subject to classification)
  • 6 PlayStation®, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii games (subject to classification)
  • 6 CDs

Books are issued for 3 weeks. DVDs, CD-ROMS and PlayStation® games are issued for 1 week.

Hire charges

Table showing hire charges

Type of item

Charge

Children’s spoken word

Free

Spoken word

£2.20

Spoken word for members who are registered blind or partially sighted

Free

Vocal scores and orchestral sets (multiples of 10 per week)

£2

New computer games, DVDs and music CDs (first 3 months of release)

£2.20

Computer games, DVDs and music CDs (3 months to 2 years old)

£1.50

Computer games, DVDs and music CDs (over 2 years old)

50p

Please note: Computer games and DVDs are issued for 1 week. Music CDs are issued for 3 weeks.

Overdue charges

Table showing overdue charges

Type of item

Charge (per day)

Maximum charge

Adult books

20p per item

£8.40

Children’s books borrowed by adults

10p per item

£4.20

Children’s books borrowed by children

5p per item

£2.10

Teenage books borrowed by young people

10p per item

£4.20

Spoken word and music recordings

20p per item

£8.40

DVDs and computer games

60p a day

£8.40

Contact Information

Bracknell Forest Libraries

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