Library Charges

Concessions will apply to juniors (up to 16), junior groups, older people (60 ), older people groups, registered disabled and people claiming benefits. 

top of pageBorrowing charges   

ItemLoan periodChargeConcession
Book 4 weeks Free Free
Audio book 4 weeks Free Free
CD 2 weeks £1.10 60 pence
DVD 2 weeks £2.30 £1.20
CD-ROM 2 weeks £1.30 70 pence

 

top of pageCharges for overdue items 

No overdue charges will be applied during the first week following the due date. The following charges apply to everyone from the 8th day overdue.  

Overdue itemChargeConcessionCharge periodMaximum charge per item
Book 60 pence 35 pence week/part £3.60
£2.10 concession
Audio book 60 pence 35 pence week/part £3.60
£2.10 concession
CD £1.10 60 pence week/part £6.60
£3.60 concession
CD-ROM £1.30 70 pence week/part £7.80
£4.20 concession
DVD £2.30 £1.20 week/part £13.80
£7.20 concession
e-Reader 60 pence 35 pence week/part £3.60
£2.10 concession

 

top of pageReplacement charges 

  • Lost or damaged items
    - Full cost of recompensing or repairing the item
    - Minimum charge of £16.40 when an invoice is raised
  • Replacement membership cards = £1.50

top of pageComputer service charges 

  • Internet facility = free
  • Computer printouts 10 pence per copy (black and white)/75 pence per copy (coloured) 

top of pageOther service charges 

  • Photocopying black and white 
    - First ten copies = 15 pence each
    - Subsequent copies = 10 pence each
  • Fax
    - to send inland = 75 pence per page
    - to send overseas = £2.40 first page
    - to send subsequent pages = £1.30
    - to receive = 25 pence first page
    - to receive = 15 pence subsequent pages
  • Inter library loans
    - £3.30 per item
    - £16.90 for up to two British Library loan forms per multi-item set (e.g. music scores): £22.90 for up to three forms; £30.70 for up to four forms; increasing by £7.85 per British Library form required. Return postage on music scores will apply
  • Microfilm/fiche printing = 15 pence per copy
  • Local Studies research
    - conducted by Local Studies staff = first hour free, thereafter £29.30 per hour
    - personal use of facilities = free of charge
  • Sale of exhibition paintings, books = 20 percent commission
  • Room hire = £5.95 per hour

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