Library charges

Fines are charged on overdue items at the following rates (overdue fines are only charged per open day of the branch library where you borrowed the item).

Fines - books

Branches: Adult: 15p per day overdue for each item (max. £5.00 per item).
Mobile libraries: 15p per item per missed visit.
Children: no fines on children's items.

Fines - other

Talking books: Adult - 15p per day overdue for each item, to a maximum of £5.00. No fines on children's items. 

 Hire charge £1.00: no rehire; fine of 20p per day

Hire charge £2.50: no rehire; fine of 50p per day to a maximum of £5.00


Books in stock or on order: no charge
Not in stock book or periodical: £6.00 - Application for renewal of inter-library loan items (minimum of one week’s notice required): £6.00
Overdue inter-library loan items: £6.00 recharge
Music and play sets: from £20.00 (price on request)

Talking Books Hire Charges

Adults - £3. No charge for children’s items

DVD Hire Charge

£1 per week for children’s, information, and music
£2.50 per week for adult and children’s feature films
£4 per week for boxed sets containing 3 or more DVDs

Replacement tickets

Adult/children: £1

Sales of withdrawn stock

Adult paperbacks from 40p
Adult hardbacks from 60p
Junior: from 20p
Audio: from 50p
DVDs: from £2.50

Sale of flash drives/memory sticks

8GB flash drives: £5


A4, 15p per sheet

A3, 30p per sheet


A4 10p per sheet


A4: 15p black & white, 35p colour

A3: 20p black & white, 50p colour (where available)

Microfiche/film printout -
A4: 30p self-service, 50p postal (where available)

Digital copies and printouts undertaken by staff: £1 each (+ postage)


Incoming: 50p per page
Outgoing: UK £1; Europe - £2 for 1st page, £1 for each subsequent page; World - £3 for 1st page, £1 for each subsequent page  

Laminating (where available)

A4 size:  £1.50
A3 size:  £2.00 

Books: In print - current published price

Out of print: current average cost for book type

Cost of rebinding if appropriate

DVDs: Individually priced

If a child loses a book it is the responsibility of the parent(s) to pay the replacement cost

Business desks (where available) £5.00 per session

Voluntary/educational organisations:
£15 per hour; £30 per 3 hour session.  (Please ask branch librarian re out of hours availability and costs)

Other organisations:
£20 per hour, £50 per 3 hour session during library opening hours.  (Please ask branch librarian re out of hours availability and costs)

Use of kitchen facilities:
Brecon £10, others £5

Reduced rates for regular bookings:
We offer a 10% reduction for regular bookings (10 per year and over)

Free for non-selling exhibitions
£50 + 10% of sales for selling exhibitions

Display cases:
Free for non-selling exhibitions
£25.00 + 10% of sales for selling exhibitions, each

Prices are per exhibition, for up to one months duration.

Local organisations information displays: FREE at the discretion of the Branch Librarian  

The exhibitor is responsible for insuring their own exhibits – the library service cannot take responsibility for loss or damage of items.

Please see our policy and terms and conditions for more information.

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Quick look ups (up to half an hour) - £15.00

One hour - £25.00

Two hours £50




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