Requests, Fees and Charges

Request Services

If you cannot find what you require in the library, please ask a member of staff. A request service is available for items not in stock.

Request Charges
60 pence for those aged 18 to 59
30 pence for those aged 60 and over
Those under 18 may request items free of charge.

Overdue Items

Time Period Costs
Up to one week 20 pence per item
Over one week 40 pence per item
Over two weeks 60 pence per item
Over three weeks 80 pence per item
Over five weeks £2.00 per item
(maximum amount per item)
Those under 18 or over 60 are exempt from charges

Inter-Library Loans

An inter-library loan service is available for non-fiction material that is not available in the library. The charges are as follows:

Inter-Library Loan Charges
£5.50 per item for individuals
£10 for businesses


DVDs Costs
Box Sets £2.00
New releases £1.50
Back catalogue £1.00
World Cinema £1.00
Children's back catalogue Free
Every Thursday and Friday from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm you can hire 1 DVD and get another free of charge (please note the cheapest title is free) at Central Library
On Saturday hire one, get one free - 9.00 am to 1 pm at Community Libraries.

Photocopying (black on white)

Paper Size Costs
A4 and A3 20 pence per sheet

Printing from Public Access PCs

Prints Costs
Black on white 25 pence per sheet
Colour 40 pence per sheet

Replacement Tickets

  • £1 for replacement ticket.

Fax Service

To send a fax there is a £1 handling charge, plus the following charge per sheet:

Area Costs
Within the UK 50 pence
Europe (Central Library only) £1.20
All other countries (Central Library only) £2.20