Library loan periods, costs and fines

Payments can be made at your local Warwickshire Library. Contact Warwickshire Libraries if you have any queries.

Please note: Not all services listed on this page are available at every library.

Item loan or hire


ItemMember age groupHire or loan periodCost of hireOverdue fine per dayMax. charge per item
Book0-5 years oldthree weeksfreeno fineno charge
Book6-15 years oldthree weeksfree5p£1.45
Book16-59 years oldthree weeksfree18p£5.22
Book60 years old and overthree weeksfree5p£1.45
eBookup to three weeksfreeno fineno charge
eAudioup to three weeksfreeno fineno charge
Music CD – single CD itemone week£1.0025p£5.50
Music CD – double CD itemone week£2.0025p£5.50
Talking book – single and double cassette itemsthree weeks50p18p£5.22
Talking book – three or more cassette itemthree weeks£1.3018p£5.22
Talking book – single CD itemthree weeks£1.0018p£5.22
Talking book – multiple CD itemthree weeks£1.5018p£5.22
Talking book – playawaythree weeks£1.0018p£5.22
Blu-ray: feature, non-fiction and children’sone week£1.5025p£5.50

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Requests and reservations

ItemMembers age groupPrice
Adults – library item16 years old and over£1.00
Adults – library item via website16 years old and over50p
Children – library item0-15 years old50p
Children – library item via website0-15 years oldfree
Inter-library loan from other UK library authorities£5.00
Inter-library loan obtained via British Library or UK university including theses£10.00
Inter-library Loan cancelled after despatch from the lending libraryFull reservation fee
Periodical from other UK library authorities£5.00

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Photocopy, Print and Fax

Photocopy and printing from computer – black and white – A410p per sheet
Photocopy and printing from computer – black and white – A320p per sheet
Photocopy and printing from computer – colour – A4£1.00 per sheet
Photocopy and printing from computer – colour – A3£2.00 per sheet
Printing – microform reader A450p per sheet
Printing – microform reader A3£1.00 per sheet
Fax – send and receive£1.00 per page

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Items for sale

StampsRoyal Mail prices
USB Memory Sticks£6.99
Magnifying sheet – credit card sized£1.00
Magnifying sheet – medium£2.00
Magnifying sheet – large£3.50
Magnifying sheet – bookmark£2.50
Cotton “Love your Library” bags£1.00

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Membership statusAge groupPrice
Adult member16 years old and over60 minutes free per day – drop in and extend if available and;
2 hours free per day – bookable in advance.
Adult non-member and temporary members16 years old and over£2.50 per 60 minutes
Children and young people with adult Internet access (members and non-members)11-15 years old60 minutes free per day
2 hours free per day – bookable in advance.
Children and young people with children’s Internet access (members and non-members)0-15 years oldfree

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EventPrice per person
Children’s rhyme timefree
Story Stomp (2-4’s and their carers)free
Other children’s activityFree but we welcome donations towards the cost of materials
Coffee morning or local speaker£2.50
Reading group meetingfree – £2.50
Author talkfrom £4.00
ICT Officer 1-2-1 session£5.00 per 30 minutes
Silver Surfer ICT sessionfree
Family history group meeting with staff involvement£2.50

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Music and drama group membership costs

WhatCostMore information
Vocal set£1.00 per vocal score
Part song set – per folder£6.50
Warwickshire Library Service orchestral set (labelled WLIS in catalogue)£20.00 per set for full loan period
County Music Service Collection orchestral set (labelled CMS in library catalogue)£6.00 per set, per month or part month
Orchestral set from other UK library authorities
£20.00 per set for full loan period
Play set from the Music and Drama Collection lent to Warwickshire groups50p per copy
Play set from the Music and Drama Collection lent to non-Warwickshire groups£1.00 per copy
Play set from other UK library authorities£1.00 per copy
Cancelled set obtained from other UK library authoritiesFull hire charge, as above
Lost or damaged copy / partreplace lost or damaged copy / partIn the event of an invoice having to be raised, the full replacement cost will be due and a further charge for administration may be made.

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Replacement costs

The replacement cost for lost items is the price on our library management system.  If there is not a price on our system then one of the following standard charges will apply:

Adult fiction£10.00
Adult non-fiction£12.00
Children’s fiction£6.00
Children’s non-fiction£6.00
Large print£20.00
Music CD (including children’s)£5.00
Adult talking book£5.00
Adult talking book – single CD item£16.00
Adult talking book – multiple CD item£52.00
Talking book – playaway£50.00
Children’s talking book£5.00
Children’s talking book – single CD item£16.00
Library card£1.00
Local studies£72.00
Music score£50.00

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