Replacement of lost library cards or items

Library cards are issued free of charge when you join.

A replacement library card costs £1.10 (junior), £2.10 (adult) and can be obtained from your nearest library.

Staff will need to see a valid identification document before issuing  replacement cards.

Valid identification documents include:

  • Driving licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • ID card
  • Pension or rent book
  • Bus pass with printed name
  • Library card from another library service
  • Named school books (under 16’s only)

Full replacement costs are charged on borrowed items which are lost or damaged beyond repair. For materials which are out of print or no longer obtainable, standard charges are applied.

Please note that parents are not charged for books damaged by children under the age of five years. This applies only to under-fives material - board and picture books, rhyme collections etc. and not adult books.