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.
From our eBook site, you can borrow or request up to 4 ebooks at one time.
From our eAudio site, you can borrow or request up to 4 eAudio books at one time.
From our eMagazine site, you can borrow as many eMagazines as you want.
It is completely free to borrow, except for a £1 charge for film DVDs, and £2 or £3 charge for box sets.
Through our website, you can also use our free online reference services.
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
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, and use the internet and computers.
How about using computers?
Members and visitors also get free use of our computers and the internet. For more information see our Computers page.