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Library loan, reservation and overdue charges

Loan charges

Adult and children's books are available to loan for 3 weeks for free.

Magazines are available to loan 1 week for free.

Items loaned from the eLibrary are free. Loan periods vary. 



Audiobooks are available to loan for 3 weeks:

1 - 4 tape or CD set £1.20
5 - 11 tape or CD set £2.20
12+ tape or CD set £3.20
Playaways £2.20

DVDs are available to loan for 1 week:

Blue category DVD £1.50
Red category DVD £2.80

Computer Games are available to loan for 1 week - £3.50*

Music CDs are available to loan for 1 week - £1.20*

*limited availability


Membership charges

Joining the library  Free
Replacement library card  £2.50

Reservation charges

All reservations from Buckinghamshire libraries   60p
Books from SELMS* libraries £3
Books and periodical requests from non-SELMS libraries £7 
Vocal scores and orchestral sets from Buckinghamshire libraries (up to 40 copies per set for up to 4 months)  £15

Notification charges

Postal notification for reservations and overdue 90p
Email notification for reservations and overdue free

To arrange for email notices please ask our staff or login to your account, go to your Personal Details tab, check we have your current email address and tick the 'Receive library notices via email' box.

Free email alerts to remind you before your books are due back are also available via Library ELF.

Overdue charges

Overdue charges can be avoided by applying for a renewal before the due date. This is normally up to a maximum of four renewals, unless reserved by another customer.

Overdue charges are applied per open day of the library which issued the loan of the item.

Children's books

Maximum total charge per item



Adult's books
Maximum total charge per item 



Maximum total charge per item 



Computer Games 
Maximum total charge per item 



Reading Group sets 
Maximum total charge per item 



Vocal scores and orchestral sets  

Maximum total charge per item 



Energy Saving Kits 
Maximum total charge per item 



All other items 
Maximum total charge per item 



Login in to your library account to pay charges online here 

You can renew online, by telephone or by visiting your nearest library. Any overdue charges incurred prior to online renewal will be payable on your next visit, or can be paid online.

You can also sign up to email alerts for when your loans are almost due for return with Library Elf

If you lose or damage an item, we ask you to pay the cost of replacing it.

Other charges

Computers, internet and Wi-Fi

Buckinghamshire library members may have 1 hour per day free on the internet when using library computers. Use after this is charged at 50p per 15 minutes.

If you're not already a member of the library, it is free to join.

All our libraries offer free Wi-Fi - read more on computers and internet access in libraries.

Please note we do not currently offer Wi-Fi printing.

Photocopy & Print charges 

A4 Black & White 15p
A4 Colour 50p
A3 Black & White 20p
A3 Colour 75p

Scanning charges

Per side of A5, A4 or A3 15p

Fax charges*

UK & Ireland £1 per side A4
Europe £1.75 per side A4
Rest of the world £2 per side A4
To receive a fax £1 per transaction

*Please note a fax service is available in Aylesbury Study Centre only

Business charges

Telemarketing list 40p per A4 pages

Meeting Rooms 

Buckinghamshire Libraries have many rooms available for hire.

Individual details of hire charges at:

Loan receipts

You can now have your loan slips sent to you by email, instead of being printed, when you borrow items. Please ask staff to arrange this for you.

*Buckinghamshire Libraries are part of SELMS partnership of libraries in the south east of England.

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Last updated: 9 February 2018

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