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What can I borrow, fees and charges

Most things are free in our libraries but there are small charges for borrowing CDs and DVDs. These are charged when you first take out an item and each time you renew it.

The charges listed below only apply to Artizan Street, Barbican and Shoe Lane libraries.

Adults can borrow:
Adults Amount Length of loan Loan and renewal charges
Adult books and music scores Twelve Three weeks Free
Children's books Eight Three weeks Free
eBooks Eight Three weeks Free
eAudio books Ten Three weeks Free
CDs Twelve One week
Three weeks
55p per item or boxed set
£1.65 per item or boxed set
DVDs Six One week New releases: £2.75
All other DVDs: £1.50 per DVD/£3.50 per box set Children's DVDs: £1.
Educational DVDs: no loan or renewal charges
Children can borrow:
Children Amount Length of loan Loan and renewal charges
Children's books,
spoken-word recordings
Twelve Three weeks Free
Adult's books Four Three weeks Free
eBooks Four Three weeks Free
Overdue items and lost library cards
Item Charge More information
Books, CDs, and Spoken Word Recordings 25p per item per day Children do not incur overdue charges for children's books but normal overdue charges apply to any adult books borrowed on a children's ticket
DVDs and DVDs and
Box Set DVDs
£1 per day
All other DVDs 25p per day
Postal reminder letters Charge incurred per reminder letter
Lost library cards £2 - adults
£1 - children
Reservation charges
Item Amount More information
Self-service/online reservations £1 per item Reservations are only accepted for CDs and DVDs which are already in stock.
Staff assisted reservations £1.50 per item Reservations are only accepted for CDs and DVDs which are already in stock.
Printing and photocopying
Item Paper size Cost
Black and white A4 20p per page
Black and white A3 20p per page
Colour A4 50p per page
Colour A3 £1 per page
Published:
01 April 2015
Last Modified:
22 August 2018

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