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Your stay at home library of things to do

Visit your stay at home library for learning resources and fun ideas for everyone.

Stay At Home Library

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
  • there will be no charge for the late return of items from the children’s collection
  • there will be no charge for late return of books, talking books and spoken word by library users under 17 years of age, or those registered disabled or housebound
  • late returns are charged at 30p per day up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • borrowers aged 17 and under do not pay for the late return of books, talking books, spoken word, or children's audio
  • registered disabled borrowers do not pay for the late return of books, talking books, spoken word, or children's audio
  • home library service borrowers do not pay for the late return of books, talking books, spoken word, or children's audio

Language courses

  • £1.20 for a 3 week loan
  • late returns are charged at 30p per day up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • these charges and fines apply to all borrowers except those using the home library service, who do not incur any fines

CDs

  • CDs, double CDs and CD sets are £1 for a one week loan
  • late returns are charged at 30p per day, up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • these charges and fines apply to all borrowers except those using the home library service, who do not incur any fines

DVDs and Blu-ray films

  • £3 for a one week loan. Selected older titles £1.50 for a one week loan
  • late returns are charged at £1.10 per day, up to a maximum of £15 per item
  • these charges and fines apply to all borrowers
  • new feature DVD loans are restricted to 2 per borrower

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 £14.50 for items obtained from the British Library and other specialist libraries  
  • requests for music scores cost £22 for up to 40 parts and £27 for 40 parts or more
  • 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 £1.10 per printed side (colour)
  • A3 print outs are 30p per printed side (black and white) or £2.20 per printed side (colour)

Photocopying

  • black and white photocopying is 20p per photocopied side of A4, or 30p per photocopied side of A3
  • colour photocopying is £1.10 per photocopied side of A4, or £2.20 per photocopied side of A3

Faxing

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 £4.30 per item advertised for three weeks

Replacement library cards

  • charge of £2.15 for issuing replacement library card if lost or stolen (no charge for borrowers aged 17 and under)

Room and hall hire

Page last updated: 30 March 2021

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