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Fees and charges from 1 April 2024

Join the library Find or renew books

Prepaid Reservation Service (Non-refundable)

Adult tickets

books that are not on order or in stock


Young People's (under 16) tickets

books that are not on order or in stock


Replacement charge for lost tickets


A charge will be made for lost, damaged and non-returned items.

CDs / DVDs & Blu-rays / Language Courses

Hire charge

Compact Disc

Premium DVD      

Standard DVD      

DVD Box Sets   

Language course

50p each (2 week loan period)

£1.00 (overnight hire)

£1.00 (weekly hire)

£2.00 (fortnightly hire)

From £1 each item depending on format (3 week loan period)

Overdue charges

Premium DVD

£1.00 per day (maximum £25 each item)

Computer use, copy, print and fax

Computer use

Free of charge (library membership required)

Photocopying per copy

Black and white




A4 10p
A3 20p

A4 50p
A3 90p

Microfilm printouts

A4 60p each sheet
A3 £1.10 each sheet

Electronic copies/printouts

A4 black and white

A4 colour


10p each sheet

50p each sheet

USB sticks

£4 each

Local History Services


Copies of many of the photographs in our collection may be supplied in various formats from 60p

USB sticks for photographs

£4 each

Print outs

Please ring for prices

Local History Enquiries


Initial enquiry FREE

Each subsequent enquiry



Local History Talks


(other than to local history groups)

Please ring for prices

Exhibition Service

Providing arts exhibition sales facilities - minimum 20% commission on sales


Booking charge for selling exhibitions
(non-returnable in case of customer cancellation)

Contact venue for charges

Room hire charges

Please ring 0191 433 8405 or email