Library charges

You may not be able to use some library services if you have: 

  • Outstanding charges of more than £6.00 on your account
  • Charges which are more than a month old

Any exemptions from charges will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Loans

Service or product

Charge

Overdue charges

Exemptions

Book and Language set reservations

60p per book/language set.

A loyalty card is available on request. Reserve five books and get the sixth one free.

 

People under the age of 18

People with long term ill-health or disability (evidence required)

People who are unable to read or use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disability (evidence required)

Some inter-library loans

£13.95 [£14.65 from 1st August 2017] (if this applies you will be contacted before we proceed with your request)

   

Book loan

Free

15p per day per book not returned by the due date (maximum of £6 per loan)

Exception: books borrowed at a mobile library

People under the age of 18

DVD loan

£2 per week

A loyalty card is available on request. Every sixth DVD/CD loan is free. 

Re-hire charges apply automatically at a daily rate of 35p if item not returned by due date

People who are unable to read or use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disability (evidence required)

 

"U" classification DVD loan

£1 per week

Re-hire charges apply automatically at a daily rate of 17p if item not returned by due date

People who are unable to read or use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disability (evidence required)

 

Music CDs loan

50p per week

Re-hire charges apply automatically at a daily rate of 9p if item not returned by due date

People who are unable to read or use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disability (evidence required)

 

Spoken word recordings loan: cassettes, CDs and Playaways

£1 per three-week loan

Re-hire charges apply automatically at a daily rate of 5p if item not returned by due date

Young people under the age of 18

People who are unable to read or use books because of visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disability (evidence required)

Language sets loan

£1 per three-week loan

Re-hire charges apply automatically at a daily rate of 5p if item not returned by due date

 

Music and drama performance sets

Drama sets £10
Vocal score sets £30
Orchestral sets £60

with effect from 1 December 2015

   

Purchases

Service or product Charge

Printing and photocopying black and white

10p per sheet

Printing and photocopying colour

25p per sheet
Microfiche and film reader print out 20p per sheet

Headphones

£2.00

USB memory sticks 4GB

£12.00

Magnifying sheets – small

£1 each

Magnifying sheets – large

£1.50

Lost or damaged items

If an item of library stock is lost or damaged beyond repair a compensation charge is payable.

Evidence required for exemptions from library charges

Long term ill-health or disability:

Your award notification or other written notification from one of the following:

  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Your GP or representative of the National Health Service
  • A recognised organisation with whom you have links because of your disability

Unable to read or use books because of visual impairment or dyslexia:

  • Official letter from the doctor, optician, hospital, social services, school or similar body
  • Registration document (e.g. registered blind/partially sighted)
  • Dyslexia report