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Library fines and charges

On this page you will find a list of charges and fines for library items. 

You must go to your local library to pay any library fines.​​

Library books and seating area

Charges 

​Charge ​Cost
​Concession rates
a. Library concessions
b. Senior citizens and disabled people
c. Children and young people under 19
​Loan of books, CDs, CD-ROMs, spoken word, Learn English or Skills for Life materials ​No charge ​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction
​Loan of all DVDs except 'child under 5' category ​£1 a week ​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction
​Loan of 'child under 5' DVD category ​£1 a week ​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. Free to under 12s
​Reservation fee
for items not in stock in London Libraries Consortium
(paid in advance)
​£2 per item
- charge refundable if unable to supply
​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction
​Reservation fee for items from British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) (paid in advance) ​£13 - non-refundable
​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. N/A
​Photocopies - not available at all libraries
A4 copy
A3 copy

​10 pence
15 pence
​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction
Computer printing (black and white) - price per copy 20 pence ​a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction
 
 
 

Fines 

​Fine
​Cost
​Concession rates
a. Library concessions
b. Senior citizens and disabled people
c. Children and young people under 18
​Overdue books, CDs, CD-ROMs and spoken word ​24 pence per day
(up to £6 an item)
​a. No reductions
b. No reductions
c. No fines
​Overdue videos and DVDs ​35 pence per day
(up to £7.50 an item)
​a. No reductions
b. No reductions
c. No fines
​Lost library cards £3 a. No reduction
b. £1.50
c. £1.50
​Lost or damaged items Recommended retail price​ a. No reduction
b. No reduction
c. No reduction​
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