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

Replacement Charges

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

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
A3 Black and white 20p
A4 Colour 25p
A3 Colour 50p

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.