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Library Charges and Fees

Charges and fees

Most of our library services are free. Click on the titles below for full details about charges, fees, discounts and exemptions.

Avoid overdue charges by renewing your loans before the due date: online via the Library catalogue or at any Nottingham or Nottinghamshire library, in person or by phone.

Lost track of time? Receive free reminders by email or text when your loans are nearly due, just ask staff to sign you up.

Overdue charges are £0.20p per item per day (up to a maximum of £8 per item)

Exemptions apply to:

  • Under 18s
  • Home Library Service customers
  • Asylum seekers

  • £0.30p per item, payable at the time the item is collected
  • Stock not available in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire libraries that is borrowed via another UK library are £6 per item
  • Reservations for CDs and DVDs are free if you reserve and collect from a Nottingham City library that is not Nottingham Central Library 

Exemptions: free to under 18s

You can reserve online via the Library catalogue or in person or by phone at any Nottingham City library.

  • Library members are able to book and use the computers with unlimited time free of charge
  • Non-Library members pay £1 per 30 minutes
  • Scanning is free but only available on specific computers
  • Printing charges are listed in the next section

Use of the library computers is very popular, booking in advance is advised

Printing and photocopying:

A4 Black and White

£0.15p per side

A3 Black and White

£0.30p per side

A4 Colour

£0.50p per side

A3 Colour

£1 per side

Scanning

Free

There may be additional charges for staff-assisted document copying for Local Studies materials. Please ask staff for details, contact us.

Discounts for printing or photocopying: Free printing in homework sessions (max 10 A4 sheets)

Charges for under 18s:

A4 Black and White

£0.10p per side

A3 Black and White

£0.15p per side

A4 Colour

£0.25p per side

A3 Colour

£0.50p per side

Scanning

Free


 

Faxing

Fax to the UK

£0.70p

Fax to other countries from

£1 plus

Receiving a fax

£0.70p

 

 

 

  • In any Nottingham City library by card or cash at the counter, or using cash at the self-service (RFID) machines.
  • By phone: Call 0115 915 2828 and have your debit or credit card ready (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm).

Hire a library room

Find details of locations and charges here.

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