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Library charges

Anybody can join the library and most services are free. It doesn't cost anything to borrow books or use the computers.

Non-members are very welcome to use any of our reference facilities for free, but you need to be a member to access them online.

Common library charges are listed below. A document listing every service and charge is available from the Documents section on this page.​​​​

Click to expandComputer Printouts


20p per side of A4 (black & white or full colour).​

Click to expandFines


Fines are charged daily starting from the first day after the item was due to be returned or renewed.

Adults: 22p per day or part
Senior citizens: 15p per day or part
Children (under 16): 10p per day or part

An administration charge of £4 per transaction will be made to all customers if items are not returned within 6 weeks of the due date.

The administration charge applies to any customer ticket.​​

Click to expandPhotocopies


All prices per sheet, inc VAT (no LCC discount)

On black & white copier:
A4 = 10p
A3 = 20p

On colour copier:
A4 = 20p
A3 = 40p

Click to expandReservations

General reservation of an item in stock or on order: FREE

Priority reservation for an item not in stock or on order: £2 (Under 16s no charge)

A Reservation charge is taken in advance but is refundable if the reservation cannot be satisfied. It can also be deducted from inter-Library loan charge

Inter-library loans to obtain an item from the British Library or another UK library: £6 (no concessions)

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