Manchester City Council

Libraries What you can borrow

You are able to borrow:

  • up to 8 books (3 week loan)*
  • up to 3 audio books (3 week loan)
  • up to 5 eBooks (3 week loan)
  • up to 9 CDs (1 week loan)
  • up to 3 DVDs or Blu-rays (2 days or 1 week depending on the title)
  • up to 1 language course (3 weeks)

Not all items listed on our library catalogue can be reserved. When you make a reservation online, our website will advise you if the item can or can't be reserved.

You can also browse the catalogue, reserve and renew books from the library app which is free to download on the Android and iTunes stores. Search for 'Manchester libraries'.

Loyal borrowers

Adults who regularly borrow their full entitlement of eight books may now increase their entitlement to twelve books as well as six audio books at the same time!

Ask about this at your local library.

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