Charges and fines for library items | Oxfordshire County Council

Charges and fines for library items

Charges for services and fines for late returns.

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Reservation charges

There are no charges for people using the home library service.

Type Adults Under 18s Reading impaired (over 18s)
Books £1.00 No charge No charge
DVDs £1.00 50p £1.00
Music CDs £1.00 50p £1.00
CD ROMs £1.00 50p £1.00
Audio books £1.00 No charge No charge
Language packs £1.00 50p £1.00

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Overdue books charges

There are no charges for:

  • children under five years old or in public care
  • foster carers
  • childminders
  • people with reading impairments
  • people who are housebound
  • home library service
Type Adults Under 18s
Adult books 30p per day late 5p per day late
Children's books 5p per day late 5p per day late
To a maximum of: £5.00 per book
£2.30 per child's book
£2.30 per book

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DVD hire charges

There are no charges for people using the home library service.

Colour Adults Under 18s Reading impaired
Yellow spot (band 1) £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00
Red spot (band 2) £2.00 for first week plus 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6.00 £2.00 for first week plus 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6.00 £2.00 for first week plus 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6.00
Blue spot (band 3) £3.00 for first week plus 42p per additional day to a maximum of £9.00 £3.00 for first week plus 42p per additional day to a maximum of £9.00 £3.00 for first week plus 42p per additional day to a maximum of £9.00

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Music CD hire charges

There are no charges for people using the home library service.

Colour Adults Under 18s Reading impaired
Yellow spot £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00
Green and red spot £2 for first week plus 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6 £2 for first week plus 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6 £2 for first week, 28p per additional day to a maximum of £6

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CD ROM hire charges

There are no charges for people using the home library service.

Colour Adults Under 18s Reading impaired
Yellow spot £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week plus 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00 £1.00 for first week, 14p per additional day to a maximum of £3.00
 
 

Audio book hire charges

There are no charges for:

  • children in public care
  • foster carers
  • people with reading impairments

 

Colour Adults Under 18s
Yellow spot £1.50 for first three weeks plus 7p per additional day to a maximum of £4.50 £1.50 for first three weeks plus 7p per additional day to a maximum of £4.50
Green and red spot £2.50 for first three weeks plus 11p per additional day to a maximum of £7.50 £2.50 for first three weeks plus 11p per additional day to a maximum of £7.50

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Language pack hire charges

There are no charges for people using the home library service.

Colour Adults Under 18s Reading impaired
Yellow spot £1.50 for first three weeks plus 7p per additional day to a maximum of £4.50 £1.50 for first three weeks plus 7p per additional day to a maximum of £4.50 £1.50 for first three weeks plus 7p per additional day to a maximum of £4.50
Green spot £2.50 for first three weeks plus 11p per additional day to a maximum of £7.50 £2.50 for first three weeks plus 11p per additional day to a maximum of £7.50 £2.50 for first three weeks plus 11p per additional day to a maximum of £7.50

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Playset hire charges

Drama groups can borrow playsets for a hire charge of £5.00. Anyone who wants to borrow a playset will need to ask library staff for a Drama borrower card.

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Music performance set hire charges

Scores Price for Oxfordshire borrowers Price for non-Oxfordshire borrowers
Vocal scores
(< 5 minutes)
£0.60 per copy for loans up to 4 months; £0.30 per each additional 2 month loan period or part thereof £1.20 per copy per loan for up to 4 months
Vocal scores
(> 5 minutes)
£1.50 per score for loans up to 4 months; £0.75 per each additional 2 month loan period or part thereof £2.50 per copy per loan for up to 4 months
Orchestral Sets £26.00 per set for loans up to 4 months £13 per each additional 2 month loan period or part thereof £35 per set per loan for up to 4 months
Surcharge for set or part of set obtained from outside Oxfordshire £6 per loan No service available

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Inter library loan charges

Type Adults Under 18s Reading impaired Housebound and home library service
Initial charge £6.50 £6.50 £6.50 £6.50
Additional charge if item is obtained from the British Library or universities £6.50 £6.50 £6.50 £6.50
First three renewals No charge No charge No charge No charge
Subsequent renewals £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00

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Printing and photocopying charges

Dimensions Sides Cost per page
A4 Single-sided 20p
A4 Double-sided 40p
A3 Single-sided 40p
A3 Double-sided 80p

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Lost or damaged library cards

There is a cost of £2.50 to replace a lost or damaged library card.

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Headphones

Headphones are available to purchase for £1.50.

Last reviewed
27 March 2016
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