Global IT issues affecting online systems

We are currently impacted by the global IT issues. As a result, a number of our online systems are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

  • £1.45 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 

  • £3.30 for a one week loan. Selected older titles £1.70 for a one week loan
  • late returns are charged at £1.40 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 65p 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 £17.30 for items obtained from the British Library and other specialist libraries  
  • requests for music scores cost £26 for up to 40 parts and £31 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 35p per photocopied side of A3
  • colour photocopying is £1.10 per photocopied side of A4, or £2.20 per photocopied side of A3

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 £5.10 per item advertised for three weeks

Replacement library cards

  • charge of £2.90 for issuing replacement library card if lost or stolen (no charge for borrowers aged 17 and under)

Room and hall hire

Page last updated: 22 February 2024

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