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Library charges and concessions
Borrowing charges
You can borrow books for 3 weeks and magazines for 1 week for free. You can borrow items from the eLibrary for free (loan periods vary).
Audiobooks
You can borrow audiobooks, including tape or CD sets, for 3 weeks.
You can have loan receipts sent to you by email. Ask library staff to arrange this for you.
Audiobook charges
1 to 4 item sets£1.30
5 to 11 item sets£2.30
12 item or more sets£3.30
DVDs
You can borrow DVDs for 1 week.
DVD charges
Blue category DVDs£1.60
Red category DVDS£2.90
Reservations
Reservations from Buckinghamshire libraries - 60p
Books from SELMS partner libraries - £3
Books and periodicals from non-SELMS libraries - £7.50
Vocal scores and orchestral sets from Buckinghamshire libraries (up to 40 copies per set for up to 4 months) - £20.60
Overdue items
Overdue item charges
Books25p per day (£5.25 maximum charge)
Children’s books5p per day (£1.05 maximum charge)
Reading Group sets£1 per day (£21 maximum charge)
DVDs50p per day (£10.50 maximum charge)
Vocal scores£1 per day (£21 maximum charge)
Other items25p per day (£5.25 maximum charge)
If you lose or damage an item you should contact Buckinghamshire Library Service. We ask that you pay the cost of replacing it.
Membership
Joining the library - free
Replacement library card - £2.60
Notifications about reservations and overdue items
Postal notification for reservations and overdue items - £1
Email notification for reservations and overdue items - free
Free email alerts to remind you before your books are due back are also available via Library ELF.
Photocopying and printing
A4 black and white printing20p per side
A4 black and white photocopying20p per side
A4 colour printing50p per side
A4 colour photocopying50p per side
A3 black and white photocopying30p per side
A3 colour photocopying80p per side
Scanning
The first page scanned costs £1. Additional pages (A3, A4 and A5) are 25p per page.
Reading groups subscription
An annual reading group subscription costs £25.
Concessions
Concessions apply to Buckinghamshire libraries stock only.
You do not have to pay charges for reservations or postal notifications if you are:
under 18
over 65
unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability
a Home Library Service customer
a Library Buddy customer
borrowing one of our reading group sets
an assisted adult aged 65 years or over
You do not have to pay charges for borrowing items or for overdue items if you are:
unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability
a Home Library Service customer
a Library Buddy customer
borrowing one of our reading group sets
You do not have to pay charges for overdue items if you are:
an assisted adult aged 65 years or over
You can borrow items for an extended loan period if you are:
a Library Buddy customer
a Home Library Service customer
You can borrow children's books for an extended loan period if you're a registered childminder or playgroup leader.
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