Lending rules


Everyone over 6 years with a permanent address may receive a library card. You must show identification. Borrowers between 6 and 15 years old must have a parent’s or a tutor’s signature. A person is responsible for his library card. Please inform us of any change of address or if you lose your library card. To get a new card you must pay a fine of 50,- kr (adults).
Always bring your card with you!

For how long can I borrow?

The normal lending period for books is 4 weeks, for films 7 days, for language courses 8 weeks and for cd's and journals 14 days. A loan may normally be renewed upto two times, if the material is not reserved for someone else. In special cases different lending periods may be arranged.

How much will it cost?

Borrowing is without charge, but expenses will arise if books are not returned in time - see the list.
Books and material that are damaged or lost, must be replaced. The library is not responsible for any damage that might arise on equipment due to playing e.g. films and cd's. A charge is made for library cards lost or forgotten.

How much can I borrow?

There is normally no limit to what you may borrow. The age limit for borrowing films is 10. Children under 10 must have a parent’s or a tutor’s authorisation to borrow films.     
Borrowing is free of charge but late returns can be expensive

Fines for overdue notices:


For adults

For children

1st. notice kr 50 kr 40
2nd. notice kr 90 kr 45

After the second overdue notice you will receive a claim for the material in question. If you do not return or refund the material, the claim will be sent to a debt-collecting firm. Fines must be paid to the library.

If you break the librarys lending rules, you will not be allowed to borrow anything until you have paid your fines and refunded or returned the material.
Fine for the loss of library card: kr. 50/adult
These fines can be adjusted by the council.

We draw your attention to the fact that the items are protected with burglar alarm.
A person is always responsible for everything borrowed by his library card.

What about books the library does not have?
Our own books may be reserved. Otherwise many books may be ordered from other libraries.

Just ask for help!

The library hopes that as many as possible will benefit from its cultural resources and its library information service with reference works, information about local administration, newspaper cuttings and other information ressources.

If in doubt ask the staff!

Applicable from 01.01.17

pdf Registration for library card

 Ålesund bibliotek | Besøksadresse: Rådhuset, Lavblokka 2. etg. | Tlf: 70 16 22 60 | E-post:
Spjelkavik filial | Moa helsehus | Tlf: 70 16 45 30 | E-post: