Library Charges

Charges for overdue items

Books, adult audio books, childrens audiobooks, scores and music sets (per part/copy



18 year olds and over
Children’s books up to and including 11up, borrowed on an adult card, will incur the '17years and under’ rate below.

15p per item per day

£6 per item

17 year olds and under

5p per item per day

40p per item

Mobile library customers aged 18 and over

No charge

No charge

Mobile library customers aged17 year olds and under

No charge

No charge

Children in care

No charge

No charge


10p per item per day

£4 per item

Inter-library Loans


All customers

£2.50 per item

Language packs, play sets, music CDs, DVDs, videos, CD-Roms and Playstation/electronic games


All customers

One full extra weekly loan charge



All customers

No charges


Charges for Audio Visual Hire

Exemptions apply to adults and children unable to use print based material see


Hire Charge

Renewal charges
(maximum 2 renewals unless otherwise stated)

Overdue Charges

eBooks and audiobook downloads FREE No Renewals No charge
Music CD or boxed set
See Music Membership Scheme
See Film Membership Scheme
£1 Full extra hire charge Full extra hire charge
DVDs / Videos
See Film Membership Scheme
£1 - £2 Full extra hire charge Full extra hire charge
Playstation / Electronic Games
See Film Membership Scheme
£1-£3.50 Full extra hire charge Full extra hire charge
All Language packs


Full extra hire charge Full extra hire charge
Adult audio books
Print disabled customers see concessionary membership schemes
Children's audio books FREE
Full extra hire charge 15p per item per day up to max of £6
Childrens audio books


FREE No Charge

Annual memberships

It is free to join the library and borrow books. There are charges for other services and these membership schemes offer excellent value.

Membership scheme Charge
Film membership (DVDs, CDs, games) £45
Concessionary AV for sight impaired/learning difficulty holders of HCC disability card FREE
Music Membership (CDs) £15
Spoken Word Membership (audio books) £20
Reading Group membership £15
Music Set Group Membership £10

Lost or damaged library cards

  • Free replacement


Reservation and Inter-Library Loan fees

Books, audio books, LP, DVDs, videos, music etc in Hampshire stock or on order

18 years and over 50p per item
17 years and under 10p per item
Large print and audio book reservations* FREE to print disabled
Essential Skills material* FREE
Large print, audio book and braille UK inter-library loans FREE for Bee Aware members
National inter-library loans £2.50 per item
Urgent national inter-library loans £3.50
International inter-library loans £10 per item
Renewal of inter-library loans, (up to 5 renewals) £2.50 per renewal
Research service £30 per hour including VAT (first half hour free)
Sets of printed music £7.50 per set of 20
Orchestral sets £15
Play sets, etc (in Hampshire stock) £1 per set

* Items in Hampshire stock only


Printing and Copying

These services are not available in all libraries.
Please check to see whether these services are available at your
local library

Type Size Charge
Prints from Microform Single A4 sheet 30p
Prints from Microform Single A3 sheet 60p
Printing from public computers or CD-ROM Single A4 sheet 10p for b/w and 40p for colour
Photocopies Single A4 sheet 10p
Photocopies Single A3 sheet 20p
Photocopies Single A4 sheet in colour 40p
Photocopies Single A3 sheet in colour 80p
Sending Fax to UK & Europe A4 sheet £1 per page
Sending Fax to Rest of World A4 sheet £2 per page
Receipt of Fax A4 sheet 50p per page

Get more out of libraries

Sale items

  • Many libraries sell stationery, cards, reading glasses, book tokens and other items, as well as withdrawn books and videos
  • Blank CDs to copy work from People’s Network up to £2 each

Lost or damaged library cards

  • No charge