Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for users of Bergen Public Library

Any resident of Norway (i.e. anyone staying in Norway for an extended period of time) can get a library card. Full borrowing privileges, such as unlimited checked-out items and access to self-service machines, however, extend only to residents with a Norwegian Personal ID Number. 

Library users are obliged to:

  • Treat library items with care
  • Return borrowed items within the due date
  • Replace damaged or lost items
  • To follow the library rules

    The library is not responsible for any damage to CD-players etc. caused by the library`s material.

Library cards

  • Valid proof of identity is required to obtain a library card.
  • Children under the age of 15 must also have a parent's signature on the application form.
  • The library card must be presented when borrowing.
  • The library card is a personal document.
  • The library must be notified of change of address or other contact information.
  • Loss of a library card, e.g. by theft, must be reported to the library without delay.
  • There is a charge for replacing lost cards.
  • Institutions and organisations can obtain a library card by following certain rules. Send an email to utlaan@bergenbibliotek.no for more information.

Loan periods

Books may be borrowed for 3 or 4 weeks (the period is shorter for material such as DVD's and CD's.)

Renewing loans

Library items may be renewed up to two times, provided that no reservations have been made for the items in question.

Overdue fees

  Adults Children
1. reminder
50 NOK
10 NOK
2. reminder
100 NOK
20 NOK

Charge for replacing lost cards

  Adults Children up to 13 years old
Children 13-16 years old
Lost card
30 NOK
0 NOK
0 NOK
Forgot to bring card
0 NOK
0 NOK
0 NOK

Minimum replacement charges for lost or damaged items

Adults
 
Books
350,-
E-book reader 1500,-
FIlms and CDs
250,-
Books from the stacks
350,-
Weekly papers
75,-
Comic books
350,-
Periodical publications
150,-
Audio books
350,-
Video games
350,-
Individual CD
150,-

 

Children
 
Children's books
250,-
Audio books
250,-
DVD
150,-
Video games
250,-
Weekly papers
50,-
Comic books
250,-
Periodical publications
50,-
Picture books
100,-
Individual CD
100,-

Breach of the rules may entail loss of borrowing rights.

Publisert 14.10.2010, sist endret 09.10.2015 - 10:24
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