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Open Access terms and conditions

Open Access members are subject to the following terms and conditions of use:

  • you need to be a current library member and aged 16 years or over
  • you must have no history of misusing library services in the last year
  • do not let anyone else use your library card to access the library or share your PIN
  • each adult must have an Open Access membership to enter
  • you must have Open Access membership to enter the library outside of staffed hours
  • all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or carer at all times
  • when entering or leaving the library please take all reasonable steps to ensure no one else enters at the same time. You will be held responsible for the behaviour of anyone you intentionally allow in
  • make sure you leave the library as directed by the pre-recorded messages and dimming of lights when the service closes
  • any loanable item taken from the library must be borrowed through the self-service kiosks
  • please use all equipment and services responsibly and respect others using the space
  • as staff are not present, other people may be using the library but are unable to assist you
  • groups will continue to use the library during Open Access hours
  • use of the library when unstaffed is at your own risk, there CCTV is installed; which monitors the library 24/7 with images recorded. This is for your safety and there is a customer help phone.
  • we reserve the right to update these terms and conditions as required, and will notify registered users via email and update our website at

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