Last updated:
4 October 2017

Library charges and loan periods

See our loan periods and charges.

Loan charges

Charges apply for each issue and subsequent renewal.

ItemLoan periodCharge
Books 3 weeks No charge
Audiobooks, 1-8 CDs and cassettes 3 weeks £1.35
Audiobooks, 9+ CDs and cassettes 3 weeks £2.70
DVDs - star titles 1 week £3.00
DVDs - other titles 1 week £2.00
Blu-ray discs 1 week £3.00
Music CDs 1 week £1.10
Playaways - digital audiobooks 3 weeks £2.70

Overdue charges

Adults' books £0.25 per day late
Audiobooks £0.25 per day late
Blu-ray discs £0.75 per day late
DVDs - star titles £0.75 per day late
DVDs - other titles £0.60 per day late
Music CDs £0.25 per day late
Playaways, digital audiobooks £0.25 per day late
Children's books No daily charge
Administrative charge for each reminder letter £1.25

Reservation charges

There are no reservation charges for:

  • audiovisual items
  • children's items reserved by children
  • books requested by 14-17 year olds
  • large print books
  • items obtained from the county stores.
Per item £0.90
Per item if in stock and placed online £0.50
Supplementary charge: items obtained from the British Library £9.10
Supplementary charge: items obtained from other sources outside West Sussex £6.10


A4 - black and white £0.10 per copy
A3 - black and white £0.15 per copy
A4 - colour £0.50 per copy
A3 - colour £1.00 per copy
Prints from microfilm and microfiche £0.25 per copy


To send a fax £1.90 per page
To send a fax within Europe £2.50 per page
To send a fax elsewhere in the world £3.10 per page
To receive a fax £1.25 per page

Public access computers

Library members Free
Visitors - hourly charge £1.50
Printing from PCs, A4 black and white £0.20
Printing from PCs, A4 colour £0.60

Other charges

Replacement library card £1.50
Lost or damaged items (plus replacement cost) £1.60
Reading group - annual group subscription (from January 2018) £32.00


You can pay for charges of £5.00 or more by credit or debit card at the following libraries:


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