Concessions are available for:


  • if you have mobility or health problems, or have caring responsibilities, you can be registered as a housebound library member
  • the concessions apply even where a friend or relative delivers your library items
  • your items will be given a three-month loan period
  • no hire or overdue charges will be made for audio-visual materials (charges will be made for loss or damage)
  • we can arrange for a volunteer from the Library at Home service to deliver and collect
  • require a letter from your doctor or social worker confirming that you cannot get to or from the library without help

Difficulty with books

  • if you are unable to use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or some other condition you can be registered for this service
  • no hire or overdue charges for audio books, CDs or CD-ROMs (charges will be made for lost or damaged items)
  • three free pages of black and white printing per day
  • require proof such as CVI (Certificate of Visual Impairment) or BD8 (Blind or Partially Sighted certificate), certificate or letter from your doctor or optician or a letter from your social worker confirming your difficulty or condition

Skills for life students

  • you can be registered for the concessions listed under Difficulty with books, above
  • this does not apply to language school students.
  • requires a letter from your tutor as proof
  • concessions will no longer apply when students have completed their course