Joining the library is free but we charge for some items (concessions are available).

Hire charges


  • Hire period: 21 days
  • Charge: 50p


  • Loan period: 21 days
  • Charge: no charge


There is no charge to reserve items in stock in a LibrariesWest library if you collect them from any South Gloucestershire library.

Books from outside LibrariesWest authorities

  • adult: £11
  • concession: £5.60
  • child/young person: no charge

Overdue charges

You can renew your library items online. Check our Borrow, renew or reserve items from the library page for more details.

Overdue charges may depend on the type of membership you have.


  • adults: 20p per day
  • adults concession: 20p per day
  • children/young adult card: no charge

DVDs, music CDs and language courses

  • 20p per day

Photocopying and printing


  • Black and white A4: 15p
  • Black and white A3: 30p
  • Colour A4: £1.20
  • Colour A3: £2.20


  • Black and white A4: 15p
  • Colour A4: £1.20

Fax services

Charges depend on the destination:

  • South Gloucestershire Council: free
  • UK: £1.00 per sheet
  • rest of the world: £2.00 per sheet
  • receiving a fax: 30p per sheet


  • A4: 80p per sheet
  • A3: £1.70 per sheet

Other charges

  • cost of damaged/lost items – replacement value. No charge for damaged/lost items issued on children’s cards
  • lettings of library £25.60 per hour full rate, £10.20 for community groups
  • hire of orchestral, vocal and drama/play sets £23.10 for first 20 copies, £12.80 for each additional 20 copies
  • garden waste sacks £2.70

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