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.

From 7 October 2019, Leeds Libraries have removed all fines and ID requirements, making it easier for local residents to access the library services.

Common library charges

Lost and Damaged Items

Charges may also apply for lost or damaged items. Please let us know as soon as possible if any books that you have borrowed get lost or damaged. We understand that normal wear and tear happens and if you let us know as soon as possible of any issues we can try and resolve the matter.

Hire fees

The hire fee for CDs is charged per week or part of a week. Performance sets are charged per month or part of a month.

For more details, please contact the Music and Performing Arts library email link.


It is free to reserve items that are in stock or on order.

To reserve an item from the British Library or another UK library (inter-library loans), this would be £6. This charge is refundable if the reservation cannot be completed.

Photocopies and printouts

All prices include VAT (no LCC discount).

Black and whiteColour
Photocopy10p per sheet (A4)
20p per sheet (A3)
20p per sheet (A4)
40p per sheet (A3)
Print-out20p per side (A4)20p per side (A4)

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