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Library charges and fines

Once you have become a library member, borrowing books and books on tape is free.

However, there are charges to borrow DVDs and CDs, for printing, for overdue and lost items and to reserve some items. All fees must be paid in cash. The maximum charge per item is £20.

Summary of library charges and fines

Electronic media loan charges
Loan item Per week charges
Compact discs 70p (or 40p discounted)
DVDs - New releases £2
DVDs - All other titles £1
Printing charges
Colour and size Charge
Black and white A4 10p
Black and white A3 20p
Colour A4 25p
Colour A3 50p
Overdue and replacement charges
Overdue or lost item Overdue charge
Replacement library card First replacement card for adults free, £2 afterwards. Under 15s will receive five replacements for free and be charged from the sixth replacement onwards
Books and music overdue 20p per day
DVDs overdue Repeat of the hire charge
Lost items Full cost of replacement
Reservation charges
Item to reserve Reservation charge
Items in stock Free
Items not in stock £1 per item
Sets of vocal scores 50p per copy

Discounts on library charges

Discounts on library charges are available to Royal Greenwich residents who are:

  • living in Royal Greenwich
  • over 60
  • a full-time student (over 16)
  • registered blind
  • on a government training scheme
  • have a Higher Saver card
  • in receipt of any of the following benefits:
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Support
    • Jobseeker's Allowance (income-based)
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Severe Disablement Allowance