What can I borrow?

How many items can I borrow and what if I return an item late?

You can borrow up to 10 items for 4 weeks. DVDs you can borrow per day. Fines for late items.

Overdue reminders by email

We do send out over dues to remind you of late items. These can be emailed to you if you supply us with your email address. You can do this by popping into the library or by signing into your library account and selecting the ‘Modify Personal Info’ button. Simply enter your email address in the space provided and select submit, you can update these details at any time.

Find what you are looking for on our Library catalogue and place requests (it’s free)

Browse what we have available for lending from the comfort of your own home by visiting our online catalogue. If you find something you would like to borrow, simply sign in to your library account using your library card number and PIN code. If an item is available you can place requests free of charge. If you are unsure how to do this visit our sign in help or our request help section.


For those who enjoy listening to a good book we have a great selection of audio titles and Playaways. These may also be of particular interest to our customers with visual impairment.


We have a wide range of titles available for you to borrow including: fiction and non-fiction, classics to the latest bestsellers; biographies, travel, cookery, history and much more. Some titles are also available in larger print.

eBooks and eAudio

eReads are downloadable books and audiobooks, which you can read or listen to on your computer and / or on a mobile device such as an eBook reader, mobile phone, iPod, or MP3 player. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a valid South Ayrshire Library card and PIN code.

For more information visit South Ayrshire Libraries eRead service.


We have a great selection of the latest DVD releases available for loan. New release DVDs are available to borrow per day, at a cost of £1 per night. Films six months or older are available to borrow for only £1 per week.


Carnegie library has a variety of popular magazines available for one week loan including: Good Food, Digital Camera, Weightwatchers, Top Gear, Gardener’s World and many more.

Monomouse (Visual Impairment Aid)

Bierley MonoMouse is a hand held electronic magnifier that plugs into your television. It is simple to install and is perfect for reading newspapers, bills and books, bank statements and much more. This service is available from Alloway, Carnegie, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon libraries.

Library Fines

Patron Type Fine
Adults 10p a day
Junior/OAPs 5p a day
Young Adult (11/12-16 yrs, i.e. secondary school age) 5p a day
Magazines (only for loan at Carnegie library, Ayr)
Adults No fines
Junior/OAPs No fines
Young Adult No fines
DVDs - 1 day loan
Adults £1.00 per day
Young Adult £1.00 per day
DVDs - 1 week loan
Adults £0.50p per day
Young Adult £0.50p per day