It's free to join, and children and young people are welcome at any age - from 1 day to 18 years. Fill in a joining form and ask one of your parents or a guardian to sign it, and you will be given your own library card. A special family card is available on the mobile libraries.

You can also join online. Our join the library page has more details.


  • Everything can be borrowed for free except for DVDs

When you join our library service, you can:

  • Borrow books, DVDs, CDs and e-resources such as ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers.
  • Use library PCs.
  • Access online resources 24/7.
  • You can borrow up to 20 books from our branches and 6 ebooks from each of our suppliers.

If the book you want is in stock at any of our libraries, you can request it, free of charge, and we will deliver the book to your local branch. You can check our online library catalogue or at your library.

If we don’t have the book at all, you can fill in a request card at your local library or email them with publication details and we will consider buying the title for stock. 

Libraries are open at different times- you will be given a copy of the opening hours when you join. You can find the individual times of libraries on the library opening times page.

Everything can be borrowed for free except for DVDs.

Books and e-resources can be kept for 3 weeks.

CDs can be kept for 1 week (Central Library only).

DVDs can be kept for 1 week or 2 weeks for box sets.

We will do this for you. We will automatically renew eligible items up to 4 times. For more information, please see our renewing loans page.

No, we are pleased to say that Stirling Council Libraries no longer charges fines and all past fines have been waived from readers’ cards.

We will automatically renew eligible items up to 4 times. See our renewing loans page for details.

Stirling Council libraries no longer charge fines 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.

You can return items to another library in the Stirling Council area if you wish.

As well as books, the Library service also lends CDs, DVDs, talking books and language courses.

All community libraries offer word-processing and internet access (these can be booked with the library involved).

The service also has e-resources, such as emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics.

You can use the request service (this is free of charge).

Books, journal articles and music scores can be borrowed through the Inter-Library Loan Service (there is a charge for this).

Ask library staff for further details.

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:55 PM