Lewisham Council - Library charges and fines

Library charges and fines

Detailed charges structure for overdue items and other non-standard services. Charges are per item.

Charges for overdue items

Standard overdue charge
(customers aged 14–59)
20p per day (maximum £10)​
Senior citizens (over-60s)​ 10p per day (maximum £5)​
Videos, CD ROMs, DVDs and Playstation games​ Repeat hire fee per loan period (maximum £18)​

Charges for reserving specific items

​Standard reservation charge 50p​
​Item borrowed from the British Library 75p​
​Article supplied by the British Library 75p + 10p per page​

Charges for lost items

Lost stock​ Current cost of item​
Lost library card​ £1​

Charges for specific loan services

Loan of single CDs​ £1.25 each​
Loan of CD sets​ £1.25 each​
Loan of DVDs​ £3​
Loan of CD-ROMs​ £1.25​
Loan of Playstation games​ £3 (PS2)​

Charges for other services


Black and white A4​ 10p​
Black and white A3​ 15p​
Colour A4​ 50p​
Colour A3​ £1​
Homework support for children​ Free (up to three black and white A4 copies)​


​Black and white 10p​
​Colour 50p​

Use of PCs – free

Scanning – free


Pen​ 15p​
Pencil​ 10p​
A4 plain paper​ 5p​
A3 plain paper​ 10p​
Magnifying sheet​ £2​
USB 4GB memory sticks
(where available)​

Hire of library accommodation

Please ask for further details.


Library Service
London Borough Of Lewisham Second Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
03333 704 700



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