Wylam Library is pleased to announce it will re-open at the Falcon Centre on Tuesday 4th July.

Guidepost Library is moving to new premises, The Cleasewell Hill Centre, Choppington from the 7th July 2017

It's free to borrow books and to reserve all items of Northumberland Libraries stock. Library members can borrow up to a total of 20 items at any one time. This can be any combination of books, CDs, DVDs or audiobooks.

Loan periods:

  • 3 weeks for books
  • 3 weeks for audiobooks
  • 10 days for some newer & more popular titles

You can renew borrowed items if no one else has requested them. Renewing Audiobooks will attract an additional loan charge (see below).

Please note that children's items borrowed on an adult card attract adult fees. Your child can get their own library card at any age.

Fees and Charges 

When it comes to overdue charges, we will continue to do all we can to help customers to avoid incurring them.  We would encourage all our customers to sign up for email notifications – that way you will receive a reminder a few days before your items are due back, giving you time to return them or renew them – online, in any of our libraries or by telephone – and thus avoid incurring any overdue charges. Please ask at your library or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you’d like to change to email notifications. If you do have items that become overdue, we will also be issuing our first overdue reminder to you earlier to help minimise the cost of the charges incurred.

Audio Visual Loan Charges
ItemLength of LoanCharge
Adult Audiobooks 3 weeks £1.20
Children's Audiobooks 3 weeks FREE
Adult Audiobooks (Concessions) 3 weeks FREE
Overdue Item Charges
ItemChargeMaximum Charge
Adults Books £0.21 per item per day £8.40
Children's Books £0.05 per item per day £2.00
Adult Audiobooks £0.21 per item per day £8.40
Children's Audiobooks £0.05 per item per day £2.00
Music/drama sets £15.00 a month/part if late or incomplete £30.00
Adult Books  (Concessions) £0.10 per item per day £4.00
Adult Audiobooks  (Concessions) £0.10 per item per day

£4.00

Music and Drama Loan Charges
  Northumberland Library Stock Outside of Northumberland Stock
Music Sets 0 - 50 £5.00 £10.00
Music Sets 51 - 100 £10.00 £20.00
Music Sets 101 - 150 £15.00 £30.00
Music Sets 151 - 200 £20.00 £40.00
Drama Sets £1.00 per set £7.50 per set

Reservations
  • It is free to reserve all items of stock.  Please note you cannot reserve Overnight Rental DVDs
  • To reserve a book that we have to get from a library outside Northumberland costs £7.00.
  • To renew a book borrowed from a library outside Northumberland costs £4.00
Printing and Copying Charges
ItemBlack and WhiteColour
A4 Photocopying £0.15 per side £0.50 per side
A3 Photocopying £0.30 per side £1.00 per side
Photocopying by Community Groups £0.10 per side £0.20 per side
Computer Printouts £0.15 per side £0.50 per side
Microfilm Reader Printouts £0.50 -
Microfilm Reader Printouts done by Staff £1.00 -
Lost/Damaged Books

All lost and damaged books will be charged at the replacement cost as per original purchase price plus a £0.50 admin fee.

Lost/Damaged Audio Visual

A £0.50 admin fee will also be added to the charge.

Item Charge
Audiobooks Tape £4.00 per tape
Audiobooks CD £7.00 per CD
MP3 (Playaways) £50.00 per Playaway
 IT Use Charges
  • Library members 2 hours per day FREE then £1 per extra half hour.
  • Visitors £1 per half hour.
 Other Charges
Item Charge
Replacement Library Card £1.50
Assisted Research £30.00 per hour
Room Hire Ask at individual library
 Avoid letting your items become overdue
  • Switch to email notification and you will be sent reminders 3 days before your books are due for return. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask a member of library staff. You will also be notified by email if you have any reservations to pick up.
  • You can also renew and reserve items online yourself with your library card and PIN.  If you need a PIN please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask a member of library staff.