Services & Charges

Please note we can only accept payment by cash or cheque.

Loan charges

Books (adult and children)

Loan for 3 weeks: Free

Audio books on CD

Loan for 3 weeks:

  • Adult: £1
  • Children’s audio books on CD: Free

E-books and E-audiobooks

Loan for 3 weeks: Free

Reservations and requests

Reservations from Slough Libraries stock

  • Adult books (including 14+, audio books)         50p (non refundable)
    If not in stock, you can ask the library to try and borrow from another partner authority
    via interlibrary loan scheme (SELMS)               £3 (non refundable)
  • Children's books (for children under 14)     
    If in stock, up to 2 FREE per visit,
    thereafter 25p each
  • E-books and e-audiobooks         FREE

Overdue charges

If items are not returned or renewed by their due date they will incur overdue charges.

  • Adult books (including 14+ stock)
    £0.15 for each day the issuing library is open. 
    These charges are capped at a maximum of £5 per item.  
  • Children's books
    For children aged 0-13 : NO overdue charges.
    For children aged 14+ : £0.05 for each day the issuing library is open. 
    These charges are capped at a maximum of £1.50 per item.  
  • E-books and E-audiobooks
    NO overdue charges
    E-books and e-audiobooks will be deleted from your account after the loan period is complete.
    You can renew e-books and e-audiobooks to extend the loan period and will be sent a reminder to do so.

Please note:

  • Physical items can only be renewed up to 4 times on the phone or online. They cannot be renewed if you owe more than £10 or if an item is reserved for another customer.
  • Children aged 0-13 will receive no overdue charges, provided items are borrowed on the child's own card
  • Overdue charges are charged on a daily basis ie, library opening days (not weekly) until the maximum charge is reached.
  • If an item becomes overdue and you are receiving notices by post, there will only be one final notice, for which you will receive an additional charge of £1.
    To avoid this charge, either set your account to receive notices by email, or return your books on time.
    Receiving notices by email means you will also receive "pre-overdue" notices - advance warning that your books need returning and one additional email overdue notice, before receiving a final notice by post. Contact us to be set up with email notices

Lost and damaged items

  • In print fiction and non-fiction books (both adult and children’s): Full replacement cost
  • Out of print fiction and non-fiction (hardback and paperback) £15
  • Out of print Indic adult fiction & non-fiction £15 per book
  • Damaged books (including lost/damaged book jackets): Full replacement cost
  • Damaged or lost audiobook CDs: Full replacement cost

Lost library card

  • Adult   £2
  • Children (14 years and under): All replacements free
  • Forgotten PIN code £2

Photocopying

Black and white (one sided)

  • A4 10p
  • A3 20p

Colour (one sided)

  • A4 £1
  • A3 £1.50

Computer print outs

Black and white (one sided)

  • A4 30p
  • A3 £1

Colour (one sided)

  • A4 £1
  • A3 £1.50

Information & Local Studies

  • Microfilm and microfiche prints Self service - costs same as computer printouts
  • Digital photograph from local newspapers            £3 per photograph
  • Commercial copies of local studies material        £20  

Meeting rooms

There are rooms for hire at Britwell, Cippenham, Langley and The Curve. Hire charges and facilities vary.

Room hire for the Britwell Centre and The Curve should be made through Community Centre bookings team (more information on booking Britwell or The Curve with the Community Centres bookings team).

Rooms are also available for hire at Cippenham and Langley Libraries at the following rates: 

Local non-profit making groups

  • Room hire £20 per hour

Commercial organisations

  • Room hire £30 per hour

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