Free CD/DVD/audiobook borrowing
Borrow DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs for free with a Compass Card
Apologies, but this offer is not available to Compass Card West Sussex holders.
This offer is available to Compass Card Brighton and Hove holders.
All 14 Brighton and Hove City Council libraries – for details visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/libraries or call 01273 290800
As well as a wide range of books, all libraries in the city lend DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs. Libraries also offer a wide range of collections which can be accessed digitally for free, including eBooks, eAudio, comics, graphic novels and more. Whitehawk Library lends Bag Books (multi-sensory books with stories and related objects) to organisations working with children or adults with profound, severe or multiple learning disabilities. All library members can borrow books for free, be supported to find information, use computers and access the internet, as well as enjoying regular events and activities. Ask at your nearest library for details, visit the web site, or call the number above.
Compass Card offer: There’s normally a charge for borrowing DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs, but Compass Card holders can borrow them for free. If your nearest library doesn’t have the item you’re looking for, you can make a reservation and have it sent to your nearest library for pick up (there’s no reservation fee for Compass Card holders). You can borrow up to four DVDs and four CDs a week if you’ve got a library membership card. Audiobooks, like printed books, are lent for up to three weeks at a time. Compass Card holders will need to be a member of the library service before they can take advantage of the offer and can join at any age and at any library free of charge.
Accessibility: All library buildings are accessible and have at least one height adjustable computer desk. There are accessible toilets at all libraries except Saltdean. All computers have the option of screen reading and magnification software, with special keyboards and mice available on request. Libraries can provide books in large print, audiobooks and eAudiobooks. Jubilee Library has iPads and noise-cancelling headphones with a selection of apps chosen by the local Autism Steering Group. Contact your local library to discuss your needs in more detail.
Show your Compass Card to a member of library staff at the counter the first time you borrow DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs. Once the library service has registered the Compass Card holder, they can check their items out with their library card and won’t be charged. If you renew the Compass Card, you’ll also need to renew the free offer at the library. Show the new Compass Card to staff and the card holder will be re-registered.