fees and charges

It is free to join your library, and many of our services are free.


Issue books Overdue Maximum charge
Under 18 years No charge No charge No charge
Adults (18 - 64 years) No charge 20p per day £4.00 per item
65 years and over No charge No charge No charge


Items in stock or on order Inter-library loans Music/play sets
Charge No charge (50p where postal notification is required) £5.00 £10.00 plus 50p per copy

Music and Films

Hire charge Overdue Maximum charge
CD's £1.00 20p per day £4.00 per item
Video's 50p 50p per day £4.00 per item
DVD's £2.00 £2.00 per day £4.00 per item

Talking Books and Language Sets

Talking Books No charge
Single language set 70p for 4 weeks
Multiple language sets £1.00 for 4 weeks
Linguaphone £2.00 for 4 weeks

Lost and Damaged Items

Lost Damaged
Books (adult borrowers) Full replacement cost Full replacement cost
CDs Full replacement cost Full replacement cost
DVDs Full replacement cost Full replacement cost
Talking Books Full replacement cost No charge
Replacement borrower ticket £1.50 for all adults £1.50 for all adults

Computers and Printing

Computer usage Free (maximum 4 hours per day)
Black & White prints (per sheet) A4-15p A3-30p
Colour prints (per sheet) A4-50p A3-£1.00
Microfiche prints (per sheet) 60p

Photocopying and Faxing

First page Subsequent pages
A4 photocopy B&W-15p Colour-50p B&W-15p Colour-50p
A3 photocopy B&W-30p Colour-£1.00 B&W-30p Colour-£1.00
UK fax £1.00 50p
Europe fax £2.00 £1.00
North America fax £3.00 £1.50
Rest of the World fax £4.00 £2.00
Incoming £1.00 25p

How to pay

All charges are payable at any Dudley Library.

Discounted charges

Discounts on library charges are available to Royal Greenwich residents who are living in the Royal Borough and are:

  • over 60
  • a full-time student
  • have a Higher Saver GreenwichCard
  • This discount is applicable only in Greenwich centres