Library charges and loan periods

See our loan periods and charges.

Loan charges

Charges apply for each issue and subsequent renewal.

Loan charges.
Item Loan period Charge
Books 3 weeks No charge
Audiobooks, 1-8 CDs and cassettes 3 weeks £1.45
Audiobooks, 9+ CDs and cassettes 3 weeks £2.90
DVDs 1 week £2.00
Music CDs 1 week £1.20
Playaways - digital audiobooks 3 weeks £2.90

Overdue charges

Overdue charges.
Item Charge
Adults' books £0.30 per day late
Audiobooks £0.30 per day late
DVDs £0.60 per day late
Music CDs £0.30 per day late
Playaways, digital audiobooks £0.30 per day late
Children's books No daily charge
Administrative charge for each reminder letter £1.75

Reservation charges

There are no reservation charges for the following items, if in stock:

  • audiovisual items
  • children's items reserved by children
  • books requested by 14-17 year olds
  • large print books
  • non-fiction books
  • items obtained from the county stores.
Reservation charges.
Reservations Charge
Per item £1.00
Per item if in stock and placed online £0.60
Supplementary charge: items obtained from the British Library £10.00
Supplementary charge: items obtained from other sources outside West Sussex £6.50


Photocopying charges.
Type Charge
A4 - black and white £0.15 per copy
A3 - black and white £0.20 per copy
A4 - colour £0.50 per copy
A3 - colour £1.00 per copy
Prints from microfilm and microfiche £0.25 per copy


Fax charges.
Type Charge
To send a fax £2.00 per page
To send a fax within Europe £2.70 per page
To send a fax elsewhere in the world £3.40 per page
To receive a fax £1.35 per page

Public access computers

Public access computer charges.
Type Charge
Library members Free
Visitors - hourly charge £2.00
Printing from PCs, A4 black and white £0.20
Printing from PCs, A4 colour £0.60

Other charges

Other charges.
Type Charge
Replacement library card £1.75
Lost or damaged items (plus replacement cost) £1.75
Reading group - annual group subscription £33.00
Last updated:
4 April 2022
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