Library Charges

Lost and damaged Items

  • All items, which are lost or damaged by the borrower, will be subject to a replacement charge.
  • The charge may be reduced depending of the age of the item.
  • Borrowers may choose to supply a new copy of the item in lieu of payment.  Please note that in the case of DVDs the replacement copy must be a “library rental” version.
  • Arrangements can be made to pay charges in instalments where borrowers are experiencing hardship. Access to services are restricted where money is owed.
  • Guarantors have responsibility for all lost and damaged items and any charges for all children for whom they have countersigned a membership.
  • Current charges are displayed in libraries.
  • A replacement adult library card will include a £0.68 charge. Children are exempt from paying for replacement library cards.

Loan charges and reservations

From 1st April 2024 the following charges will apply.


Reservations – Books

Adult £1.80
YoungScot £0.95


Charge is levied only for items unavailable from our stock.

Children do not pay for book reservations.


Library Card Replacement

Adult Library Card Replacement £0.70


Children are exempt from paying for replacement library cards.

Full details of all other library charges can be found in the downloads section.