Fees & Charges 

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Overdue Books and Language Courses

Adults 30p per day (maximum of £6.30)
Over 65/Disabled 20p per day (maximum of £4.20)
5 - 17 5p per day (maximum of £1.05)
Under 5 No charge for books if borrowed on under 5 card

Lost and Damaged Items

Borrowers are responsible for all items issued on their tickets, and will be charged for any items lost or damaged. A standard scale of charges is applied, based on the cost of a new replacement item of the same type. For items of special value or material borrowed from other library authorities, a significantly higher charge will normally be made.


  Adults  Under 18 Over 65/Disabled/Online
Specific and subject within Devon £1.10 FREE (children's books and story tapes) 85p* (see notes)
Books/printed music sourced from outside Devon +£5.50
Books obtained from the British Library +£12.10
Music sets and playsets FREE
Large print books FREE
*No charge for DVD or CD reservations when placed in person in libraries which do not stock the requested format. Hire charges apply. 85p applies to all reservations placed online by borrowers, reservations placed by people who are over 65 and mobile library users. Reservations are FREE for those with a disability.


Computer use (including VAT)

Library members: up to 2 hours FREE access per day. Non-members: £1.10 for 30 minutes , £2.20 for 60 minutes or £4.40 for up to a maximum of 2 hours per day. Additional time over 2 hours is charged at the rate of £1.10 per 30 minutes (of part thereof) for both members and non-members.


Computer printouts and photocopying

Type of copying Size Black and white Colour
Photocopies and computer printouts A4 10p 50p
  A3 20p £1.00

Copies made by staff on behaf of customers. Printouts from microfilm. Map copying.

A4 50p £1.50
  A3 75p £2.00

DVD (including Blu-ray)

All borrowers. Cannot be borrowed on an under 16 ticket.

  Hire charge for 1 week Overdue charges
General interest £2.75 30p per day (maximum £6.30)
Special interest £1.10 20p per day (maximum £4.20)
Sets of 4 or more items £4.40 50p per day (maximum £10.50)


Audiobooks (CDs and Cassettes)

  Adult/Over 65/Under 16 Disabled Overdue charges
1 or sets of 2 items £1.65

As book loans, free for 3 weeks and up to 3 renewals

Adult: 30p per day
Sets of 3 or more items £2.75 Over 65/Disabled: 20p per day
Children's titles Free 5 - 17: 5p per day


Music CDs

  Adult/ Over 65 / Under 18 Disabled Overdue charges (all borrowers)
1 or sets of 2 items 55p First 3 weeks free 15p per day (maximum £2.10)
Sets of 3 more items £1.10 20p per day (maximum £3.15)


Music Sets and Playsets

Hire charge All borrowers
Music: orchestral (per set) £6.60
Music: choral sets / 10 vocal scores or libretti £4.40
Playsets: £2.20
Penalty for sets returned late or with parts/copies missing £11.00


Replacement Tickets

Adult Under 16
£1.10 55p


Fax (including VAT)

  Within UK Beyond UK
Per page

Transmission: £1.00 first page, 50p thereafter
Receipt: 50p

Transmission: £2.00 first page, 50p thereafter
Receipt: 50p


VAT is chargeable only where shown.

Please visit the Libraries Unlimited website for our latest Annual Report to find out more about library fees and expenditure.

Fees & Charges updated 1 Sept 2020


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