Fees and charges

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

  • books, talking books, spoken word, and children's audio are all free to borrow for a three week loan period
  • late returns are charged at 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

CDs

  • CDs, double CDs and CD sets are 50p 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

DVDs and Blu-ray films

  • £2.60 for a one week loan. Selected older titles £1.10 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 £13 for items obtained from the British Library and other specialist libraries  
  • requests for scores cost £2. For requests of over ten scores, 30p will be charged per score
  • there is no charge for requests if you are 17 years or under

Printing

  • A4 print outs are 20p per printed side (black and white) or £1 per printed side (colour)

Photocopying

  • black and white photocopying is 10p per photocopied side of A4, or 20p per photocopied side of A3
  • colour photocopying is £1 per photocopied side of A4, or £2 per photocopied side of A3

Faxing

  • outgoing documents are £1 per sheet
  • incoming documents are 50p per sheet

Internet and use of the public access PCs

  • using the internet and the office software available on the public access PCs is free

Library notice boards

  • charge of £3.50 per item advertised for three weeks

Replacement library cards

  • charge of £2 for issuing replacement library card if lost or stolen (no charge for borrowers aged 17 and under)

Room and hall hire

Page last updated: 12 October 2017