Book loans

You can obtain a book in the following ways:

At the library

Visit the library to browse our shelves, use our computers, read and take out books and DVDs on loan. All you need is your library card.

To borrow items you must present your library membership card.

You can choose up to 20 items at a time.

Books and audiobooks can be borrowed for three weeks, CDs, DVDs, Magazines and Games can be borrowed for one week.

Books and magazines are free to borrow.

There are small hire charges for audio-visual items. Current library hire charges.


You can browse the library catalogue, reserve items, view and renew your current loans online using the Bucks County Council Spydus system.

To use the site you simply need to enter your library card number and PIN.

If you need help using the Spydus system click the button to the right.

If you provide your email the system will alert you when your items are overdue.

Book reservations

The library may be small but it offers a wide range of books for children and adults. However, if what you’re looking for isn’t in stock, let the library staff know or use the Spydus system to reserve the item you seek.

We can loan books to reading or book clubs. If you have a special need or interest please speak to our library staff.

A reservation service is available: Current reservations charges.

Book renewals

You can renew items up to four times, if they’re not requested by another customer, by:

  • Visiting any Bucks County Council library (including mobile) (membership card required):
  • Using our online library service (membership card and PIN required)
  • Calling us on 01296 387890 (have your membership number to hand)
  • Calling the Bucks County libraries automated 24 hour renewal line on 0303 123 0035 (membership card and PIN required)

Items may be borrowed from and returned to any Buckinghamshire County Council Library.

Whilst the Spydus system will alert you when your items are overdue, we recommend you use the Library Elf service to alert you before the renewal date so that you have time to renew or return the item without incurring a fine. To register you’ll need your library card number and Spydus log in details.

You can view your account at any time to see the renewal date for the items you have on loan.

To assist further, this service is also available as an app for use on your mobile device. Search for ‘Library Elf’ in your app store.

You can renew items 24 hours a day by phoning the Bucks County Council automated renewals line: 0303 1230035.