Lending rules

Lending rules at the library

In Denmark it is free of charge to borrow materials from libraries as long as you return them in good time and in good condition. We also have electronic materials, which can be accessed at our libraries. Citizens who have their main address in Kalundborg Country also have the opportunity to use these resources from home.

In order to borrow materials from our libraries, you must be registered first.
Registration is done physically at the counter at one of our libraries and from home with NemID. See our libraries locations and opening hours here. Remember to take your health insurance card with you, or another identification paper which contains your name and the Danish social security number (CPR).
We will also require a valid e-mail address and a mobile phone number. As a general rule, your health insurance card acts as library card. You can also be issued with a specific library card.
It is important that you inform the library when changes occur in your name or address, name or when losing your library or health insurance card.

Most of our materials can be borrowed for up to 30 days but there are also exceptions. A loan can be extended two times via your library account on our homepage or via SMS. The library is not responsible for any technical errors and you will be liable for any damage or late delivery.

Charging fees
In case of late delivery or damaged materials, the charging fees are as follows:
For adults:

•    20,00 DKK after day one;
•    30,00 DKK after the first week;
•    60,00 DKK after three weeks;
•    230,00 DKK after five weeks, and we will send a bill for the amount the material costs to be replaced.

For children under the age of 15 years old, the fees are respectively 10,00 DKK, 20,00 DKK, 60,00 DKK and 120,00 DKK.

If you owe the library more than 1.000,00 DKK in replacement fees, or fines for over 230,00 DKK, your library card will be automatically blocked for more loans and reservations until the case is solved.