Computer services and library charges

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, e-Audiobooks and e-Magazines 
    NO overdue charges
    e-Books, e-Audiobooks and e-Magazines 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