Library's on cruise ships do not make a charge but don't put the idea in their heads! Regards Wilba.
Thanks wilba ha ha .
We were impressed with the library on board Ventura, lots of new books and no charge!!! I did hear someone moan that there were no chairs but it is situated in the bottom of atrium and there are very nice comfortable settees around to sit there if you wish or do as we did and take them back to the cabin!
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Bear in mind also, if you are fly cruising(which I assume you are as you refer to saving weight on luggage), that you can always buy your books airside at the airport bookshops. and take them on board the plane as part of your hand luggage. Cynthia.
Good tip .
People bringing paperback often finish them and are quite happy to swap on board as well so if you see someone near the end of a book you fancy don't be afraid to ask. I generally get through three on a cruise. .Regards , Ida.
Sea Princess, Aurora and N.C.L.Jade each had a shelf in the library for the exchange of books which is handy if the librarian has locked the lending shelves. Jade's library is open for borrowing 24hrs but there's no librarian. I presume that most ships will have this exchange facility. Happy reading! Jo.