fees and charges

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

Electronic media loan charges

Price Discounted Notes
Compact Disc's (CD's) 70p per week 40p per week A maximum of 5 CD's for up to one week
DVDs - New Release £2.00
DVDs all other titles £1.00
E-books Free A maximum of 6 e-books; 3 from Askews and 3 from overdrive

Overdue and replacement charges

Price Discounts Notes
Replacement library card First replacement free, £2.00 for subsequent replacements. Under 15's will be charged on their 5th replacement.
Books and Audio overdue 20p per day Charges payable from aged 15+, maximum £20 per item.
DVDs Repeat of the hire charge (up to a maximum of £20)
Lost items Full cost of replacement item

Reservation Fees

Items in Stock in Greenwich Free
External Stock £1.00
Vocal Scores (per copy) 50p
NB - If you renew or reserve online, the appropriate charges will be added to your account

Printing Fees

Black and white A4 - 10p per page; A3 - 20p per page
Colour A4 - 25p per page; A3 - £50p per page

How to pay

Please pay in cash.  Please note that unpaid fees wil be refered to a debt collection agency. Enjoy the benefits of a single card for residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Greenwich One Card combines your library and leisure centre membership in one card and provides many exciting discounts in and around the borough. To find out more and apply visit our Greenwich One Card page www.better.org.uk/onecard.  

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