Pay fees and charges

Pay fees and charges

Borrowing library books is free, but if you keep the books past their due date, late fees will apply. A full list of fees and charges can be found here.

Pay library charges and fees

  • Pay online using a debit or credit card by logging in to your library account

login to your account

  • Click the fines tab, select the items you wish to pay and click ‘pay selected’
  • Your payment will be taken via the Worcestershire County Council secure online payment facility
  • You can also pay by cash or card at your nearest library

How much will I be charged

Charges for returning books after the due date

Adults (18+) 17p per book per day overdue.

Please note:

  • You will not be charged late fees on the days that your library is closed
  • Children's items borrowed using an adults card will be charged at adult rates
  • Replacement charges will be made for items not returned, damaged or lost

University of Worcester fees and charges

If you are a University of Worcester student, please visit the University site for information.

Fees and charges for Universities

Item replacement charges

If you lose your library book, damage it, or fail to return it, you will be charged for a replacement.

Replacement library card charges

If you have lost your library card, please visit a Worcestershire library and let a member of staff know and they can give you a replacement card.

If you don’t have time to visit your library to report a lost card, please contact us.

  • Adults (18+): £1.10 per replacement cards
  • Children: first replacement free, subsequent replacements 55p

Standard charges

  • Adults (18+): 80p for items in stock at any county library
  • Children (up to 18th birthday): free for items in stock at any county library
  • Inter-library loan: items not in county stock and obtained by inter-library loan are priced according to suppliers current charges, to enquire further please speak to a member of staff at your local library.
  • Music CDs: £1.40 for 2 weeks
  • Spoken word (talking books): £1.40 for 3 weeks
  • DVDs: U, PG or 12: £1.40 per week
  • DVDs: 15 or 18: £1.90 per week
  • 1 Hour and under: £1.00 per week
  • Blu-Ray DVDs: £2.60 per week

Please note: there is a charge of £5 for a lost printed insert of any of these items.

Printing, photocopying and other item charges

Printing and photocopying

  • A4 Black and White: 15p per side
  • A4 colour: 50p per side
  • A3 Black and White: 25p per side
  • A3 colour: 85p per side

Scanning facilities are available in some libraries.

Microfilm/Fiche Reader/printer copies

  • A4 sheet: 85p per side
  • A3 sheet: £1.40 per side

Please note: these services not available in all libraries.

Items for sale

Some libraries offer these products for sale:

  • USB Memory Stick (4GB): £5.99
  • earphones: £1.60
  • Readyspex®: as priced
  • Magnifying Sheet: £2.10
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