Frequently Asked Questions - Library
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.
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, 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.
There is no charge for late items.
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.
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.
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.
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.