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Borrowing from the Library

Borrowing from the Library

Changes to your Library Service

See below for a list of FAQ's related to our Library Service. For details on borrowing, renewing and reserving booking online using self-service please visit our dedicated page.

Library Ticket

We will gradually be replacing current tickets with new ones. You will still be able to use your current library ticket until you get a new one.

What is the library loan period?

There are different loan periods depending upon what item you borrow from the library:

  • Books and Talking Books – 4 weeks
  • Local History Videos – 1 day
How many library items can I borrow?
  • Books – up to 12 books at a time
  • Local History Videos - 1 at a time
How many times can I renew an item borrowed from the library?

You can renew an item as many times as is required, unless the item has been reserved by another user. On these occasions, the item must be returned to the library as soon as your period of loan is complete.

On every third renewal, the item must also be renewed in person at the library. This is to ensure that the item is being looked after appropriately.

Can I borrow or renew my books online using self service ?

Yes, we have recently launched our new self-service Library catalogue, further details are available on our dedicated page.

Can I renew books by telephone?


On every third renewal, the books or any other borrowed item should be renewed in person at the library. This is to ensure that the item is being looked after appropriately.

Can people who are housebound borrow library books?

Yes, we provide a service to people who are housebound. Please refer to our Home Library Service web page.

What happens if I do not return library items I have borrowed by the return date?

Fines are imposed on any item that is returned late to any of the libraries.

  • A maximum fine of £2.75 per item for all users
Can I return the books to any library within Clackmannanshire?

Yes you can return books to any of our local libraries.

How can I check how many items I have on loan if I am in the library?

Any of our staff will be pleased to assist you and check your records for an accurate picture of what you have borrowed from the library.

Do our libraries lend CDs, talking books in cassette/CD format, videos and DVDs?

Our local libraries have the following items available for borrowing:

  • Books
  • Talking Books in cassette and CD format
  • Videos (local history only)
Is there a charge to borrow talking books(CD/cassette), local history videos?

For any registered disabled or retired members, there are no charges for borrowing any of these items. Other members are charged £1.50 per talking book each time it is borrowed from the library. There is a limit of 3 talking books at any one time.

Can I renew my local history videos by telephone?

Any items apart from books should be renewed in person at the library.

For Further Information Contact

Library Services
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 452262 Fax: 01259 723365