Borrow, reserve and renew


You can borrow:

  • books and talking books - three week loan
  • music CDs - three week loan (hire fee applies)
  • DVDs - one week loan (hire fee applies)
  • books for childminder and pre-school groups - six week loan

Borrowing for a reading group

Apply for a reading group card and reserve books at your local library. Reading groups can borrow up to 40 books for eight weeks with group membership.

Up to 20 copies of the same book title can be reserved on a group reservation, and talking book or large print versions of some titles are also available.

Reserve and renew

You can renew your books up to 10 times online, unless someone else has requested them. A daily overdue fee applies if CDs or DVDs are returned late.

There is no charge to reserve and renew books, DVDs and CDs available online on the LibrariesWest website.

Borrowing music and drama sets

Somerset County Council's performing arts library offers resources for music and drama study, recreation and performance as well as an advice and reference service. You can borrow copies of music scores, sets of performance material, play sets, single copies and books.