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Nottingham's libraries for children and young people - frequently asked questions
Answers to some of the questions that we often get asked in Libraries such as "How old I have to be to get a library card?" and "what do I do if I forget to return my books?"
There are many questions that we are asked quite a lot. Here is a selection of them with the answers!
How old do I have to be to get a library card?
You can have a library card at any age. Either bring your parent/guardian in when you come to the library or, if you are going to visit the library on your own, we will send a letter home to your parent/guardian to inform them you have joined the library.
Can I use the computers and Internet?
Yes, you can use the computers in the library but your parent(s)/guardian must sign a form to give permission if you are under 16 years old. Alternatively, you can come along to our Homework centres and use the computers and internet with a Homework Officer's supervision and support.
What happens if I forget to return my books?/ Can I keep the library books?
No, library books are just for borrowing. You get to borrow most library books for 3 weeks. If you have not finished reading your book you can renew your book for another 3 weeks if no-one else would like to borrow it. You can do this by going back into a library or over the phone. Click here for more about renewing your books.
Is it all really FREE?
We charge for DVD's and videos but apart from that everything for children in Libraries is FREE.
Do I have to be quiet in the library?
Not always. Just remember to be aware of the other people using the library. If someone is reading a book or concentrating on doing their homework on the computers it would be better to talk quietly. Sometimes during activities and class visits there is more noise and time to chat.
I am a teacher, can I bring my class down?
Yes, we would love to have your class visit our Libraries. Please contact your nearest library to let them know when you would like a visit. Click here for more information about class visits to libraries
What is Bookstart?
Bookstart is a national scheme helping children to develop a lifelong love of books. In Nottingham Bookstart and Nottingham City Libraries work together to provide lots of story, rhyme and play activities to support reading. Our Bookstart page can provide more information. or contact Nottingham Bookstart on 0115 915 0101. Click here for more about Nottingham Bookstart.
How do I get my Bookstart Packs?
There are many ways of getting your Bookstart pack, please contact Nottingham Bookstart on 0115 915 0101 for more information.
Find out more answers to Frequently Asked Questions from our main web site.