fees and charges

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

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 £2
Vocal scores - up to 40 parts £20
Vocal scores - over 40 parts £25

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 75p

Lost Items

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

Printing and Photocopying

Cost per page
A4 Black and white 10p
A3 Black and white 20p
A4 Colour 25p
A3 Colour 50p

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

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 at the library or online.