Frequently Asked Questions - Library

Libraries Section

Library books, audio books and music CDs which are no longer required are sold to the public. 'For Sale' items are on display in most libraries at various times during the year. Ask your local library staff for details.

You can apply for a holiday extension to cover the period you are on holiday. You can do this by renewing your items online or by contacting your local library.

Internet access is available free at all local libraries.

Children can access the Internet provided they have had the back of the membership application form completed by a parent or guardian who has read and agreed to follow the 'Acceptable Use Policy'. Paper copies of the policy are available upon request. Children under the age of 8 years must have a parent or carer with them at the computer at all times.

Yes. You can have 3 x 1 hour taster sessions with library staff. Please contact the library directly to make a booking.

Alternatively, you may find our user guides on the 'Book It, Use It, Learn It' page handy if you would like to try learning something from home. Read more ...

You can borrow library items from any library across the city, not just the library where you joined.

Yes, all our libraries will let you send and receive faxes for a small fee.

Yes, the Service is flexible to accommodate those At Home Library Service customers who can still get out independently and benefit from visiting their local library to speak with library staff. However these customers lack the capacity to carry the majority of their library books and other library resources home with them. Call the At Home Library Service staff on 01382 431528 for further details.

No, you can return your library items to any library in the city.

Yes, local bus timetables are available online. Your library staff can help you access them.

It does not cost anything to borrow books from the library. You'll have to pay a small fee to borrow DVDs.

Yes. All libraries have black and white photocopiers. There is a minimal charge for this service.

Reading Group information can be found in the Readers and Reading Groups Section of this website or by telephoning 431500.

There are toy libraries in Ardler, Kirkton and Blackness Community Libraries where, for a £1 registration fee, you can borrow a variety of items for a three week loan period.

Visit the 'Using your Library' section of this website to find a library nearest you.

The At Home Library Service provides a library service for readers who are unable, due to illness or infirmity, to make use of the library facilities. Alternatively the Mobile Library Service operates throughout Dundee, bringing books and information to your area. There is a wide range of stock on board for people of all ages. Contact 431537 for more information.

Renew your library books online by using your library membership number and pin number.

All items can be borrowed for three weeks except DVDs which are hired either overnight, or for 5 nights, depending on the category of film.

Sessions can be booked in half-hourly slots with a maximum of two hours. However if the demand for computers is not high at the time, a session may be extended.

You can borrow:

  • 10 books
  • 8 audio books
  • 4 Children's audio books
  • 8 CD's
  • 4 DVD's
  • 1 language course

There is no age restriction on joining the library. Anyone can join, whatever their age, to borrow books.

You can return a library item to any community library across the city, as well as to the library van.

All libraries are open every day, with the exception of Sundays. Please visit the 'Find a Library' section of this website for more information.

If you keep items from the library beyond their due date, and are aged between 14 and 60, you will need to pay a fine for each week or part of week over the date the item was due back on.

See our 'Fees and Charges' section for more information.

This service operates on a fortnightly rota. Visit the Mobile Library page to view the timetable.

The library will telephone you to let you know the item is available. If you do not have access to a telephone then a letter or an email will be sent out to you.

Yes, you can browse our online library catalogue from anywhere in the world. You can also renew your loans, reserve items or check your borrower details. View the Library Catalogue.

Yes, the Photopolis Project contains 2,400 digital images of Dundee at the turn of the last century. View the Photopolis Project.

We have an extensive diary of events catering for all tastes and age groups. View the What's On Diary.

You can find a list of established Reading Groups on this website - view the Reading Groups page.

You can view the printed version in the Local History Centre, Central Library.

Alternatively, you may wish to view the online version - view the WW2 Roll of Honour.

You can browse newspapers from years gone by in the Local History Centre, which is situated on the Reference and Information Services floor of the Central Library.

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