Joining and using the library
How do I join?
Simple - if you are resident in Shetland you just fill in a very short membership form at the desk, and show some identification. We can have your library card ready within a few minutes, and you can borrow immediately.
What can I borrow?
20 items, of which 8 can be music CDs, 4 can be film DVDs and 2 can be Open Learning packs.
It is completely free to borrow, except for a £1 charge for film DVDs, and £2 or £3 charge for box sets.
How long can I borrow things for?
Books, learning DVDs and CDs are loaned for 4 weeks.
Film DVDs are loaned for two weeks
Open learning packs are loaned for 12 weeks
eMagazines are loaned indefinitely
eBooks and eAudiobooks you can choose to borrow from 1 to 21 days
I'm just visiting - can I join?
Visitors are also very welcome to join the library. Just fill in a membership form, show some ID and give us your Shetland and home address. You may borrow up to 5 items plus eBooks.
How about using computers?
Members and visitors also get free use of our computers and the internet. For more information see our Computers page.