Borrowing Charges

Price Maximum per set Discounted
Books no charge
CDs £1
Audio book CDs £1 £2.50
Language Courses (except English) £1 £2.50
DVDs £1.50 £3

Late return charges (per item per day)

Price Maximum
Books, audio books, music, language courses and DVDs 25p £8.50
Delivery of overdue notification by post - see notes 53p

Lost items

Lost item on loan Full cost of replacement
Handling charge for refunds £2.30
British Library Loans £160.10 (plus VAT)
Debt recovery administration charge £8.25
Replacement library card £2

Reservation Charges

For items in stock £1
Items not in stock £2
British Library journal article - photocopy £12.10 (British library rate) + £2 reservation charge
For items in stock (concessionary rate) Free
Items not in stock (concessionary rate) £1
CD/DVD reservations for items in stock Free

Printing and Photocopying

Cost per page
A4 Black and white 10p
A4 Colour 25p

Fax Charges (per page)

Higher charge for 1st page, lower charge for subsequent pages.
London £1.25 then 80p per page
UK outside London £1.90 then £1.10 per page
Europe £2.85 then £1.75 per page
North America £3.40 then £2.40 per page
Other £4 then £2.90 per page
Receiving 64p per page

Entrance Charges for Events and Activities

Staffed community activities Maximum charge £11.40
Sale of refreshments in libraries 75p to £3
Display of commercial publicity £10 per week (£35 for 4 weeks)
Use of community notice boards £2 to £5 per week


Hanging Fee Charges vary according to facilities
Commission Charges vary according to facilities (max 25%)

how to pay

You can pay for all fees and charges in cash at the library or online.