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General information

East Renfrewshire Libraries opening times, public holidays, fees and charges and concessionary details.

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East Renfrewshire Library and Information Service is now offering customers the opportunity to connect to the internet using our WiFi hotspots at Clarkston, Giffnock and Mearns libraries. Have your library card and 4-digit PIN handy. Don't know your PIN? Then contact your local library.

Follow our 4 quick steps to getting online:

1. Start up your device and make sure that wireless is enabled

2. Select East Renfrewshire Libraries from the list of available connections

3. Open your web browser and enter your barcode number and PIN.

4. Tick the box to accept our Terms and Conditions and then Login

Public holiday

East Renfrewshire Libraries will close for the Easter break on Saturday 19th and Monday 21st April.
Uplawmoor Library will close on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April.

Opening hours

Barrhead, Clarkston & Mearns12.30pm-8pm9.30am-5pm9.30am-8 pm9.30am-5 pm9.30am-5 pm9.30am-5pm
Busby, Eaglesham, Neilston & Thornliebank











Uplawmoor2.30pm-5pm2.30pm -5pmClosedClosedClosed2.30pm-5pm

Fees and charges

You can join the library, borrow books and use our computers for free, however some other library services and administration tasks incur a charge. The following table details the charges for our key services.

For the complete list of fees and charges go to the related documents section.

DescriptionCharges 2014/2015
Overdue books per item per dayAdult                   £0.14
Adult concession & 60+     £0.07 
18 yrs and under                 Free
Overdue DVDs per item per day£0.70
Overdue CDs per item per day£0.45
N.B.   Customers aged 18yrs and under are exempt from paying overdue book charges. However, overdue charges fro DVDs and CDs do apply.
Overdue reminder noticesAdult and 60+                       £1.45 
18 yrs and under                 £0.70
Replacements membership cards£1.00 per replacement card
Lost or damaged itemscurrent replacement price
N.B.   Items borrowed through the inter-library loan network may have additional charges applied if the items are lost of damaged.
Reservations for East Renfrewshire Library stockFREE
Inter-library loan reservations

Adult                          £4.10
Adult concession    £2.30
60+                            £2.20
18yrs and under     FREE

DVD hire

£3.15 per one week loan for new releases
£1.95 per one week loan for standard collection

DVD hire non-fiction£1.95 per three week loan
CD hire£0.80 per three week loan
Photocopying - black and white

£0.15 - A4 sheet, £0.23 - double-sided A4
£0.30 - A3 sheet, £0.45 - double-sided A3

Printing A4 sheets£0.15 (black and white), £0.40 (colour)
Sending a fax within the UK

£1.85 for the first sheet
£0.70 for subsequent sheets

Sending a fax outside the UK

£2.55 for the first sheet
£1.10 for subsequent sheets

Receiving a fax

£1.85 for the first sheet
£0.70 for subsequent sheets

Price Reductions and Concessions

We offer a range of price reductions and concessions based on age and personal circumstances.

Price reductions are available to customers aged 18 years and under and 60 years+. Concession prices are available to customers who are disabled, full-time students or on a reduced income.

AdultCustomers aged 19 - 59 yrs
Adult concessionCustomers aged 19 - 59 yrs who are disabled, full-time students or on a reduced income*
60+Customers aged 60 yrs and over
60+ concessionCustomers aged 60 yrs and over who are disabled or on a reduced income*
18 yrs and underCustomers aged 18 yrs and under
18 yrs and under concessionCustomers aged aged 18 yrs and under who are disabled or on a reduced income*

   *Reduced income concessions will be awarded to :

  •  Unemployed individuals in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance
  •  Households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction

Proof of concessionary status is required. You should apply for concessionary status as soon as any of the above apply.