Library fees and charges

Please note: that all overdue charges are suspended until further notice.

Books returned overdue

  • Adult books - 20p per service day.
  • Items borrowed on a concessionary ticket - no charge.
  • Maximum charge - £8.50 per item.

Please remember: items can be renewed up to three times by phone, in person or online.

Hire of audio items

There is no hire charge for customers with concessionary tickets.


  • Language courses - £1.50.
  • Audiobooks on CD - £1.50.


  • Audiobooks and language courses - free.

Lost and damaged items - all adult items

The replacement cost will be calculated as the current cost of the item. This amount will be refunded if lost items are subsequently returned.


  • Free for any item in stock.
  • Inter-library loans - £3.50 for any item borrowed from outside the Borough.
  • Photocopy requests supplied from local sources 15p per A4 photocopy.

Please note: if a copyright fee is applicable this will be charged in addition to the standard fee.

Other fees

  • Sending fax - £1 per sheet in UK - £2 per sheet abroad.
  • Receiving Fax Sheets - £1.50 for up to 10 copies.
  • Computer printing charges - 15p black and white or 60p for colour (text only) per A4 sheet - £1.20 for block and full colour.
  • Photocopies - 15p A4 (per side) or 30p for A3 (per side).

All prices stated are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Last updated: 19/03/2020 09:22

  1. Introduction
  2. Renew your items online
  3. Contact