Charges and concessions

Some library services cost a small fee.

Overdue charges

For books, magazines and talking books:

1st week overdue

21p a day (up to £1.05)

reduced rate* 7p a day (up to 35p)

2-6 weeks overdue

£1.05 a week (up to £6.30)

reduced rate* 35p a week (up to £2.10)

After 3 weeks, an overdue reminder will be sent.  You'll be charged 55p if this is sent by post. But, if we have your email address, we'll send you a reminder email for free.

*Reduced rate is for children, carers, people with disabilities and people on low income."

Reservations

Hertfordshire libraries stock

70p

Partner libraries stock (SELMS)

£3.00

Stock from any other libraries (inter-library loan)

£4.70

There are no reservation charges on Hertfordshire libraries stock for:

  • Young people under 19 years
  • Carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People on low income

 

We'll let you know when your reservation is available to collect.  You'll be charged 55p if this is sent by post. But, if we have your email address, we'll send you an email for free.

Talking book loans

1-4 CDs or cassettes  

75p a set for 3 weeks 

(25p a set for over 65s and people on low income)

5-9 CDs or cassettes  

£1.50 a set for 3 weeks

(50p a set for over 65s and people on low income)

10+ CDs or cassettes  

£2.25 a set for 3 weeks

(75p a set for over 65s and people on low income)

Language courses

75p a set for 3 weeks

(25p a set for over 65s and people on low income)


There is no charge for:

  • people with a disability or reading difficulty
  • carers and childminders
  • Home Library Service users
  • children's talking books.

CD loans

CDs

£1 a week

(30p for over 65s and people on low income)

CD sets

 £2 a week

(60p for over 65s and people on low income)

There is no charge for:

  • people with disabilities
  • carers.

DVD loans

Latest films

£3 a week

Films

£2 a week

Children's shows

£1.25 a week

Box sets

£4 for 2 weeks


Lost library cards

If you lose your library card, come in to the library and we'll give you a replacement card for £1.