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Date updated: 11/10/2020
Renew, reserve, and search the catalogue

Most things are free in our lending 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.

 
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 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
 
Books, CDs, and Spoken Word Recordings 25p per item per day Children and Young Adults do not incur overdue charges on books
DVD new releases and box sets £1 per day  
All other DVDs 25p per day  
Postal reminder letters 39p Charge incurred per reminder letter
(no charge for default email notice)
Lost library cards £2 - adults
£1 - children
 
 
Item Amount More information
Self-service/online reservations £1 per item Place reservations on items we already have in the library collection
Staff assisted reservations £1.50 per item

Place a reservation in the library with a member of staff or place a reservation for an item we don't own in the library collection (not possible for CDs and DVDs)

 
Item Paper size Cost
Black and white A4 10p per page
Black and white A3 20p per page
Colour A4 50p per page
Colour A3 £1 per page
City of London Public Library Byelaws PDF (80KB)
Date submitted: 1/03/20