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Library loan, reservation and overdue charges

1. 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

 

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.

2. 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)  £20

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

 

3. Overdue items

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

5p

£1.05

Adult's books
Maximum total charge per item 

25p

£5.25

DVDs 
Maximum total charge per item 

50p 

£10.50

Computer Games 
Maximum total charge per item 

£1 

£21

Reading Group sets 
Maximum total charge per item 

£1 

£21

Vocal scores and orchestral sets  

Maximum total charge per item 

£1 

£21

Energy Saving Kits 
Maximum total charge per item 

£1 

£21

All other items 
Maximum total charge per item 

25p 

£5.25

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.

5. 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.

6. Library concessions

The standard library charges apply with the exception of the following concessions for Buckinghamshire items only. These concessions apply to Buckinghamshire Libraries stock only.

All Buckinghamshire library members are entitled to 1 hour per day internet usage on library computers. 

People under 18* No reservation or postal notification charges
People over 65 No reservation or postal notification charges

People who are unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability 

(Applies to audiobooks and large print only)

No reservation or postal notification charges

No loan or overdue charges

Home Library Service customers

No reservation or postal notification charges

No loan or overdue charges

Extended loan period

Library Buddy customers

(Applies to books and audiobooks only)

No reservation or postal notification charges 

No loan or overdue charges

Four week loan period

Reading Groups 

(Applies to Reading Group sets only)

No reservation or postal notification charges

No loan charges on reading group sets

Extended loan period

Playgroups/Registered childminders  Extended loan period for children's books
Assisted Adult (18 - 64 years) No overdue charges
Assisted Adult (65 years and over)

No reservation or postal notification charges.

No overdue charges

* Library staff may ask for proof of age.

7. 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.

8. Photocopy, Printing & Scanning

 

Photocopy & Print charges 

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

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

Scanning charges

£1 minimum charge for staff to scan   
Per page (A5, A4 & A3) 25p 


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