Reservation Charges

Reserved items will be held for you for 9 days after we have received them. After this time items will be returned to their original location. On request we will keep items for up to 14 days, but you will need to contact us to ask us to do so.

Please note that you will still be charged the reservation fee whether or not you collect the item you have reserved. All reservation charges below are per item unless stated otherwise.

  • Adults 18+ - £8.00 
  • Other groups - £5.00 
  • International Inter-Library Loans - Price given on application

Please note that Journal Articles may be subject to additional copyright fees

The fee is an administration / search charge and will be charged whether the item request is fulfilled or not

How to reserve an item


Books and Journals - Hire charges and loan period:

  • No charge to hire. The loan period is determined by the library that has loaned us the book/journal and may be subject to recall. Renewals may sometimes be possible at the discretion of the lending institution.

Overdue charges:

  • Adults 18+ - 15p per day per item up to a maximum of £10.00
  • Children 5 to 17 - 5p per day per item up to a maximum of £5.00
  • Children 0 to 4 - No overdue charges
  • Reading Groups - 15p per day per item up to a maximum of £10.00
  • Mobile Library / Home Library Service users - No overdue charges
  • Playgroups & Childminders - No overdue charges
  • Overdue reminders will be issued after 21 days - 50p charge applies to all groups if items go overdue and a reminder is sent (excluding Mobile Library and Home Library Service users)

How to avoid items going overdue:

Sign up for our pre-overdue email service

Renew your items

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