Bexley Library Service fees and charges
1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023
When you join the Bexley Library service, you agree to abide by the library bye-laws (which are available to see in the library). You also agree to pay the following hire fees and charges for the items listed below. To ensure that your membership remains active please use your library card regularly.
|Audiobooks1||£2.85 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.
|Item type||Overdue charge|
|Adult books, audiobooks and music CDs||£0.40 per opening day|
|Children’s books and audiobooks||Charged for reminder notice only|
|DVDs||£0.98 per opening day|
Adult books borrowed on children’s memberships incur adult charges.
Debts referred to the Debt collection Agency will incur an additional charge of £10.
Lost and damages items
Full replacement costs will be charged for any item that is lost or damaged. Refunds on lost books which are found later will only be made during the first six months and there will be a 25% administrative fee.
|Membership ticket type||Membership ticket charge|
|Replacement of lost adult ticket||£4.75|
|Replacement of lost child ticket||£1.90|
|Request type||Request fee|
|Email notice for books, DVDs and audio in stock in Bexley Libraries||£0.50 per item|
|Postal notice for books, DVDs and audio in stock in Bexley Libraries||£1 per item|
|Books, DVDs and audio not in stock in Bexley Libraries||£7.20 per item|
|Children’s books||Free (notifications are not sent)|
|Periodical articles||£12 per article|
|Performance sets||£7.20 per set|
|British Library, Special and Academic libraries or an abroad request supplement||£19.40 per item|
|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 per copy|
Use of the computers and scanners is free but the following charges do apply:
|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||£1.40 per copy|
|Memory stick size||Charge per item|
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 Rooms and space for hire page.