Borrowing and renewals

Information on borrowing and renewing items from Stirling Council libraries.

Borrowing items

Libraries have a range of items that can be borrowed


How long it can be borrowed



3 weeks



1 week (Stirling Central library only)



1 week for single DVD

2 weeks for box-set



3 weeks


You can borrow up to 20 books from our branches and 6 ebooks from each of our suppliers.

If the item you want to borrow isn't available, you can use our request service.

Renewing items

The library will automatically renew items you have on loan three days before their due date up to four times. You can renew ebooks in your ebook account. Short loan materials and items lent to us by libraries in other areas are not automatically renewed.

If you have an email address on file, you will receive a renewal notice three days before the item’s due date, giving the new due dates for each item. We'll also tell you about any items that can not be renewed and ask you to return them. To ensure you receive these notices, check that your contact information is up to date. Check your account online.

Your item may not renew automatically if there is a waiting list for it, the item has reached its renewal limit, or if your account has been blocked.

Any items that can not be renewed will still be due on the date stamped on your item when you borrowed it. When items are renewed 3 days before the due date, the loan period is calculated from the date it renews.

Overdue items

There are no fines for overdue items but we ask that borrowers return items as quickly as they are able to or when requested. If you don’t return when asked, you will receive overdue notices and may be blocked from further borrowing.

If you have a question about an item that hasn’t renewed, contact your local library.