Library fines and charges

Item Rental charges
Books Free (unless we have to get the book from outside of Kent)
Adult films £2.50 for 1 week
Children's films £1.00 for 1 week
Non-fiction DVDsFree
TV programme DVDs £1.00 for 1 week
TV box sets £5.00 for 3 weeks
Music CDs£1.00 for 3 weeks
Children's CDsFree
Audiobooks£1.00 for 3 weeks
Language courses - up to 9 CDs per set£1.00 for 3 weeks

People with disabilities and mental health problems

If you have an exempt card you may not need to pay to borrow items. Find out more about getting an exempt card.

Music and drama sets for groups

Find out about borrowing music sets for performances

Find out about borrowing drama sets for performances

If you return your library item after the date it's due back you may need to pay a fine. Books returned or renewed on time cost nothing.

To find out if you owe any money log in to your library account.

ItemFine
Books15p per day late (£6 maximum charge per book)
Books borrowed by under-18s or over-60s2p per day late (£1 maximum charge per book)
Children's books borrowed on an adult's card2p per day late (£1 maximum charge per book)
Books borrowed on an under-5 cardNo charge
DVDs50p per day late
CDs borrowed on an adult's card15p per day late
CDs borrowed by under-18s or over-60s2p per day late
Reminder letters we send youPostage costs

If you owe us more than £10 (£5 for a child) you won't be able to use the computers or wifi in libraries.

Check when your library items are due back by logging in to your library account. You can also renew items if you want to keep them for longer.

Sign up to free email reminders so you don't forget to return things.

We don't offer faxing, photocopying and printing in every library so check your local library before visiting.

Faxing

DestinationFirst page costExtra page cost
UK£1.0050p
Europe£1.5050p
Rest of world£2.00£1.00
Receiving faxes40p10p

Photocopying and printing

ColourSizeCost
Black and whiteA410p per side
Black and whiteA315p per side
ColourA4£1 per side
ColourA3£1.50 per side

If you lose or damage an item borrowed on the card of a child who is under 5, there is no charge.

If you lose or damage an item borrowed on the card of a person over the age of 5, we will charge you for the full retail cost of the item. We will add the cost to your library account. If you find a lost item within 3 months of paying for it, we can refund the charge.

If the lost or damaged item is a book, you can buy a replacement copy and hand it into the library instead of being charged. The book must have the same ISBN as the lost or damaged copy and must be brand new.

Lost or damaged cards: 50p. Find out more about getting a new library card.