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Library Charges

Charges for overdue items

  • 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


  • Jobseekers


    10p per item per day


    £4 per item


  • All customers


    £2.50 per item


  • 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

  • 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

    £1


    Full extra hire charge
    Full extra hire charge
  • Adult audio books
    Print disabled customers see concessionary membership schemes
    60p
    Children's audio books FREE
    Full extra hire charge
    15p per item per day up to max of £6
  • Childrens audio books

    FREE


    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.

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

  • 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

 
 

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

Room Hire

Some libraries have facilities for hiring rooms, halls or library space for meetings and exhibitions. If items are offered for sale eg ‘Art sales’ 25% commission is charged.  

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