Paying fines

Payment can be made at your local library. To pay by cash, use our self-service machines and select the ‘pay’ option. Alternatively, ask a member of staff who can accept cash or cheques.

Library item costs and fines

Replacing lost and damaged items

If you have lost an item you will be asked to pay the replacement cost. The replacement cost for lost items is listed on our library management system. If there is not a price on our system then a standard charge will apply.

Payment plan

If you are unable to pay all the charges, a payment plan can be set up. The plan is a signed agreement between you and the library service, informing you:

  • why the method of payment is being used
  • how much should be paid
  • how regular the payment should be
  • of the consequences of not maintaining payments
  • that you can only borrow books when the outstanding amount is less than £10.

If you are concerned with any outstanding debt on your account, please contact your local library, where a member of staff will advise you on your options.