Library charges and concessions

Borrowing charges

You can borrow books for 3 weeks and magazines for 1 week for free. You can borrow items from the eLibrary for free (loan periods vary).

Audiobooks

You can borrow audiobooks, including tape or CD sets, for 3 weeks.

You can have loan receipts sent to you by email. Ask library staff to arrange this for you.

Audiobook charges

1 to 4 item sets

£1.30

5 to 11 item sets

£2.30

12 item or more sets

£3.30

DVDs

You can borrow DVDs for 1 week.

DVD charges

Blue category DVDs

£1.60

Red category DVDS

£2.90

Reservations

Reservations from Buckinghamshire libraries - 60p

Books from SELMS partner libraries - £3

Books and periodicals from non-SELMS libraries - £7.50

Vocal scores and orchestral sets from Buckinghamshire libraries (up to 40 copies per set for up to 4 months) - £20.60

Overdue items

Your membership will be automatically suspended if you have outstanding charges of £10 or more (£5 in the case of a child's membership). All library services will be suspended until the debt is cleared in full.

You can pay a charge online or in person at the library.

Overdue item charges

Books

25p per day (£5.25 maximum charge)

Children’s books

5p per day (£1.05 maximum charge)

Reading Group sets

£1 per day (£21 maximum charge)

DVDs

50p per day (£10.50 maximum charge)

Vocal scores

£1 per day (£21 maximum charge)

Other items

25p per day (£5.25 maximum charge)

If you lose or damage an item you should contact Buckinghamshire Library Service. We ask that you pay the cost of replacing it.

Membership

Joining the library - free

Replacement library card - £2.60

Notifications about reservations and overdue items

Postal notification for reservations and overdue items - £1

Email notification for reservations and overdue items - free

Free email alerts to remind you before your books are due back are also available via Library ELF.

Photocopying and printing

A4 black and white printing

20p per side

A4 black and white photocopying

20p per side

A4 colour printing

50p per side

A4 colour photocopying

50p per side

A3 black and white photocopying

30p per side

A3 colour photocopying

80p per side

Scanning

The first page scanned costs £1. Additional pages (A3, A4 and A5) are 25p per page.

Reading groups subscription

An annual reading group subscription costs £25.

Concessions

Concessions apply to Buckinghamshire libraries stock only.

You do not have to pay charges for reservations or postal notifications if you are:

  • under 18
  • over 65
  • unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability
  • a Home Library Service customer
  • a Library Buddy customer
  • borrowing one of our reading group sets
  • an assisted adult aged 65 years or over

You do not have to pay charges for borrowing items or for overdue items if you are:

  • unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability
  • a Home Library Service customer
  • a Library Buddy customer
  • borrowing one of our reading group sets

You do not have to pay charges for overdue items if you are:

  • an assisted adult aged 65 years or over

You can borrow items for an extended loan period if you are:

  • a Library Buddy customer
  • a Home Library Service customer

You can borrow children's books for an extended loan period if you're a registered childminder or playgroup leader.