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.
- 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
Audio Visual Loan Charges
|Item||Length of Loan||Charge|
|Adult Audiobooks ||3 weeks ||£1.20 |
|Children's Audiobooks ||3 weeks ||FREE |
|Adult Audiobooks (Concessions) ||3 weeks ||FREE |
Overdue Item Charges
|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 || |
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 |
- 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
|Item||Black and White||Colour|
|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 ||- |
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.
|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