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.

Audio/Visual item loans

Item Loan fee
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.

Overdue items

Overdue notices will be sent out on the 8th day overdue. An administration fee for these reminder notices of £1.50 per letter and £1 per email will also be charged.

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
There is a maximum fine of £15 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.

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 tickets

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

Request charges

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

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

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 per copy

IT facilities

Use of the computers and scanners is free but the following charges do apply:

Printing charges

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 sticks

Memory stick size Charge per item
4GB £16.20
8GB £23.70

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.

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