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Fees and Charges

Bexley Library Service – Fees and charges 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022

When you join the Bexley Library service, you agree to pay the following hire fees and charges for items listed below.

Membership tickets

Membership ticket type Membership ticket charge
Initial ticket Free
Replacement of lost ticket – adult £4.75
Replacement of lost ticket – child £1.90

Request charges

Fees are non-refundable and applied at the point of request.

Request type Request fee
Adult books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs in Bexley stock – email notification £0.50 per item requested
Adult books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs in Bexley stock –postal notification £1.00 per item requested
Adult books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs not in Bexley stock, performance sets £7.10 per item or set requested
Children’s books Free (notifications are not sent)
Periodical articles £11.75 per article requested
British Library, Special and Academic libraries, abroad request £19.00 per item requested

Audio/Visual item loans

Item Loan fee
Audiobooks1 £2.80 for 3 weeks
Children’s audiobooks Free for 3 weeks
DVDs £1.60 for 1 week

1 Bexley residents who are blind, partially sighted or disabled may borrow audiobooks free of loan charges.

Overdue items

Item type Overdue charge
Adult books, audio books and music CDs £0.40 per opening day
Children’s books and audiobooks Charged for reminder notice only
DVDs £0.96 per opening day
There is a maximum fine of £15.00 per item. Adult books borrowed on children’s memberships incur adult charges. Debts referred to the Debt collection Agency will incur an additional charge of £10.00. An administration fee will be also be charged for each overdue notice, sent out on the 8th day overdue.
Overdue notice type Notice charge
Email £1.00 per notice sent
Postal £1.50 per notice sent

Lost and damages items

Full replacement costs will be charged for any item that is lost or damaged. Refund on lost books which are later found will only be made during the first six months and are subject to a 25% administrative fee.

Photocopies

Photocopy type Photocopy charge
A4, black and white £0.10 per copy
A3, black and white £0.20 per copy
A4, colour £0.50 per copy
A3, colour £1.00 per copy

IT facilities

Use of the computers and scanners is free, but there are charges for printing.

Print type Print charge
A4, black and white £0.20 per copy
A3, black and white £0.30 per copy
A4, colour £0.75 per copy
A3, colour £1.50 per copy

Hire of library space and meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for hire at Central, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup and Welling Libraries during and outside library opening hours.

IT Suites are available for hire at Crayford, Erith, Sidcup and Welling Libraries during and outside library opening hours.

Open library space is available outside of library opening hours.

For more information please visit our Meeting Rooms and Halls for Hire page.

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