Library fines and 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|
|TV programme DVDs||£1.00 for 1 week|
|TV box sets||£5.00 for 3 weeks|
|Music CDs||£1.00 for 3 weeks|
|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.
|Books||15p per day late (£6 maximum charge per book)|
|Books borrowed by under-18s or over-60s||2p per day late (£1 maximum charge per book)|
|Children's books borrowed on an adult's card||2p per day late (£1 maximum charge per book)|
|Books borrowed on an under-5 card||No charge|
|DVDs||50p per day late|
|CDs borrowed on an adult's card||15p per day late|
|CDs borrowed by under-18s or over-60s||2p per day late|
|Reminder letters we send you||Postage 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.
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.
|Destination||First page cost||Extra page cost|
|Rest of world||£2.00||£1.00|
Photocopying and printing
|Black and white||A4||10p per side|
|Black and white||A3||15p per side|
|Colour||A4||£1 per side|
|Colour||A3||£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.