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Library fees and charges

Fees and charges from April 2014

Books, talking books, spoken word, language courses and children's audio

  • Books, talking books, spoken word, and children's audio are all free to borrow for a three week loan period
  • If any of the above items are returned late, there is a charge of 25p per day up to a maximum of £10 per item.
  • Registered disabled borrowers and borrowers aged 17 and under do not pay for the late return of books, talking books, spoken word, or children's audio

Language Courses

  • £1 for a 3 week loan
  • Late returns are charged at 25p per day up to a maximum of £10 per item
  • These charges and fines apply to all borrowers

DVDs

  • £2.50 for a one week loan. Selected older titles £1 for a one week loan
  • Late returns are charged at £1 per day, up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • These charges and fines apply to all borrowers

CDs

  • CDs, double CDs and CD sets are 40p for a one week loan
  • Late returns are charged at 25p per day, up to a maximum of £10 per item
  • These charges and fines apply to all borrowers

Blu-ray and Games software

  • £3.50 for a one week loan. selected older titles £1.50 for a one week loan 
  • Late returns are charged at £1 per day, up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • These charges and fines apply to all borrowers

Requests

  • Requests cost 50p for any item that is in stock in Southwark libraries 
  • Requests requiring inter library loan or purchase cost £3 per item with an additional fee of £10 for items obtained from the British Library and other specialist libraries  
  • Requests for scores cost £2. For requests of over ten scores, 20p will be charged per score
  • There is no charge for requests if you are 17 years or under

Replacement library cards

  • Charge of £2 for replacing library card if lost or stolen

Internet and word processing

  • Free 

A4 printouts

  • Black and white 20p
  • Colour £1

Photocopying

  • Black and white 10p for A4, or 20p for A3
  • Colour £1 for A4, or £2 for A3

Faxing

  • Outgoing documents are £1 per sheet
  • Incoming document are 50p per sheet

Library notice boards

  • Charge of £3 per item advertised for three weeks

Hall hire

  • Please see our Hall hire page for full details

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