Charges and fines

A £1 charge for every overdue notification sent by post will be added to your account.

Notices by email and text to your mobile are free of charge.

Have you given us your email address? We will send you email reminders 3 days before your items are due back and then at 1, 7, 14 and 22 days late. Please visit any Redbridge Library to update your library details.

 

BBC Micro:bits

BBC micro:bits can be borrowed from our libraries using your Redbridge Library card. You need to be 8 yrs+ to borrow a micro:bit and please make sure that your parents are aware as there is a cost if they are not returned on time. Check out the safety guide before using them for a project.

 Type of item Cost to borrow Overdue charges  Missing pieces / Replacement cost 
BBC Micro:bit Free 10p per day to a max of £15 £15

DVD loans

For each loan period a DVD is kept overdue a further loan charge will be made.

Loan category 

Cost to borrow DVD's per week

Adults

£2.50 per week per DVD (we run regular promotions - currently all DVDs are £1)

Children

£1.50 per week per DVD (we run regular promotions - currently all DVDs are £1)

 

Music CD and audio book set loans

  • children's CDs borrowed on a children's card are free
  • there are no charges for audio book set loans to disabled Redbridge residents

For each loan period a music CD or and audio book set is kept overdue a further loan charge will be made.

 Type of item

Cost

Cost

Music CDs

50p per 3 weeks (singles)

£1 per 3 weeks (sets)

Audio Book Sets

£1 per 3 weeks (up to 2 CDs)

£2 per 3 weeks (3 or more CDs)

 

Overdue charges

If you have overdue items or outstanding fines of more than £20, for more than 36 days, your debt will be referred to an external agency. You will also have to pay a late administration fee of £10.

Overdue items

Charges per day per item                           

Overdue books on an adult card (16 years and over)

32p per day per item, up to £6 per item

Overdue books on an over 65 card
One week overdue allowance

32p per day per item, up to £1 per item

Overdue books on a child card (under 16 years)

6p per day per item, up to £1 per item

Overdue DVDs, music CDs and audio book sets

For each loan period a DVD is kept overdue a further loan charge will be made up to a maximum of £25

 

Replacement of lost and damaged items

card or item

cost  to replace lost and damaged items                               

Adult library card

£3.55

Child (under 16 years), over 65 years and disabled people library card

£2.35

Lost or damaged library items

A full replacement charge is made for any lost or damaged library item. Please ask the staff at your library.

 

Reservations

Reservation items

Reservation costs

Items held in the London Consortium Libraries

Free

Items not held in the London Consortium Libraries

£3.75 per item

British Library requests
British Library renewals and lost items charged at full rate - up to £160

 £16.50 per item

Vocal scores sets

£15.50 for up to 40 copies
£21 for over 40 copies

 

Photocopying and printing

Type of printing 

Cost of printing              

Black and White A4

10p             

Black and White A3

20p

Colour A4

35p

Colour A3

50p

 

Research fees for archive / local studies material

  Cost
General research fees First 20 are minutes free; £10 per 30 minutes thereafter
Sensitive records search fee / transcription fee £10

 

Reproduction fees for archive / local studies material

These charges are for fair dealing / personal use only. Commercial use fees are available on request.

  Cost
Orders of digital copies of photographs / art (600dpi, TIFF files sent to one recipient) From £6 per image
Orders of digital copies of books / archive bundles £5 for the first page of each book / archive bundle; £1 for each further opening
Photography permit for archives / local studies materials £5 for a day / £15 for a week
Photographs of items taken by library staff with an in-house digital camera (customer present) £10 for up to 5 photos sent by email
Microfilm prints 40p per A4 print
Charge for sending images by email Free
Charge for adding images added to CD £2.50 (plus P&P)

 

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