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Library Charges and Fees

Most of our library services are free. Click on the titles below for full details about charges, fees, discounts and exemptions.

Avoid overdue charges by renewing your loans before the due date: online via the Library catalogue or at any Nottingham or Nottinghamshire library, in person or by phone.

Lost track of time? Receive free reminders by email or text when your loans are nearly due, just ask staff to sign you up.

Types of charges

 

Overdues

Books, talking books and magazines ( 3 weeks loan)

Overdues

£0.20p per item per day

(up to a maximum of £8 per item)

Exemptions: Under 18s, Home Library Service customers and asylum seekers

 

DVD'S (1 week loan)

Single DVD's

£1.00

DVD Boxsets

£2.00

Children's DVD's

£1.00

Reservations fee: £0.30p per item 

Exemptions: None

Music CD's (1 week loan)

Single CD

£0.80p

CD Set

£1.50

Reservations fee: £0.30p per item 

Exemptions: Looked after children.

Language courses (6 week loan)

Full language courses and ESOL courses

Free

 

Membership cards

Replacement library memberships cards are £1.00

Exemptions: Under 18s

Reservations

  • £0.30p per item, payable at the time the item is collected
  • Stock not available in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire libraries that is borrowed via another UK library are £6 per item

Exemptions: free to under 18s

You can reserve online via the Library catalogue or in person or by phone at any Nottingham City or County library.

 

Computers

  • Library members are able to book and use the computers free of charge for unlimited time
  • Non-Library members pay £1 per 30 minutes
  • Scanning is free, either book a Scanner Computer or scan to your USB stick from our printers
  • Printing charges are listed in the next section

Use of the library computers is very popular, booking in advance is advised

Printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing

Printing and photocopying: cash only in machine coin box

A4 Black and White

£0.15p per side

A3 Black and White

£0.30p per side

A4 Colour

£0.50p per side

A3 Colour

£1 per side

Scanning

Free

There may be additional charges for staff-assisted document copying for Local Studies materials. Please ask staff for details, contact us.

Discounts for printing or photocopying: Free printing in homework sessions (max 10 A4 sheets)

Charges for under 18s:

A4 Black and White

£0.10p per side

A3 Black and White

£0.15p per side

A4 Colour

£0.25p per side

A3 Colour

£0.50p per side

Scanning

Free


Faxing

Fax to the UK

£0.70p

Fax to other countries 

 From £1 plus

Receiving a fax

£0.70p

 

 

 

Local Studies Fees and Charges

 Reproduction Services : specialist printing and copying

A4 Black and White

£0.50p per side

A3 Black and White

£1.00 per side

A4 Colour

£1.00  per side

A3 Colour

£2.00 per side

Scanned copying

Digital reproduction cost per item

 

£1.00

Administration charge

(to a maximum of 10 items)

 £4.00

 

Specialist Research and Enquiry Service

 

Public Rate 

First half hour of research is free, plus charge for copies and administration (max of 3 free enquires per year).


Research done beyond half hour: £10 per half hour, plus charge for copies and administration.

Commercial Rate

Research: £20 per half hour, plus charge for copies and administration.

 

Find out more about Local Studies Services here.

Ways to pay

  • In any Nottingham City library by card or cash at the counter, or using cash at the self-service (RFID) machines, except printing and photocopying which are exact change in the machine coin box (coins accepted £2, £1, 50p, 20p ,10p, 5p)
  • By phone: Call 0115 915 2828 and have your debit or credit card ready (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm)