Fees & Charges 

Overdue Books and Language Courses

Adults 30p per day (maximum of £3.60)
Over 65/Disabled 20p per day (maximum of £3.60)
0 - 17 None

Lost and Damaged Items

Customers are responsible for all items issued on their cards 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 services, a significantly higher charge will normally be made.


  Adults/Over 65  Under 18 Disabled
Specific and subject within Devon £1.00 FREE (children's books and story tapes) Free* (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
£1.00 applies to all reservations placed online by customers, 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 55p
  A3 25p £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 35p per day (maximum £7.35)
Special interest £1.10 20p per day (maximum £5.25)
Sets of 4 or more items £4.40 55p per day (maximum £11.55)


Audiobooks (CDs and Cassettes)


Adult/Over 65/Under 18 Hire charge for 3 weeks

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 (maximum £3.60)
Sets of 3 or more items £2.75 Over 65/Disabled: 20p per day (maximum £3.60)
Children's titles Free 0 - 17: None


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 £3.15)
Sets of 3 more items £1.10 20p per day (maximum £4.20)


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 18
£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 5 July 2022


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