Library Charges

Library front deskOverdue, lost and damaged Items

  • Children are exempt from overdue charges on all free loan items, which are returned late.
  • Children are not exempt for chargeable items such as DVDs and computer games, which are returned late. Guarantors are liable for payment of such charges.
  • Mobile library customers do not pay overdue charges on items borrowed from the mobile library.
  • The maximum amount an adult will require to pay will be 10 times the initial overdue charge for the item – eg if a book is charged at 50p per week or per part of a week the maximum charge will be £5 for an item which is 10 weeks late.  Please see the current price list for charges for each type of item.
  • 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 overdue, 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 55p charge. Children are exempt from paying for replacement library cards.

Loan charges, overdue items and reservations

From 1st April 2018 the following charges will apply.

Loan charges
Compact Discs Free
Software Select – Yellow Label £1.85 per item for 7 days
Software Premier – Green Label £2.20 per item for 7 days
Software Favourites – White Label £0.60 per item for 7 days
DVD Premier – Green Label £2.20 per 7 nights
DVD Select – Yellow Label £1.85 per 7 nights
DVD Favourites – White Label £0.60 per 7 nights
DVD Fortnightly – Pink Label £4.20 per 14 nights
A discounted of 50% applies for holders of Kidz Kards and YoungScot cards

Overdue Items
Free loan items (inc Compact Discs) £0.50 per week/part of week
Free loan videos and DVDs £0.50 per loan period or per part of loan period
All other overdue items Additional loan charge per loan period


Children are exempt from fines for books and other free loans.


Reservations – Books
Adult £1.50
YoungScot £0.75


Charge is levied only for items unavailable from our stock.

Children do not pay for book reservations.


Reservations – DVDs and Software in stock
Premier Category DVD £0.65
Premier Category Software £0.65


Library Card Replacement
Adult Library Card Replacement £0.55


Children are exempt from paying for replacement library cards.

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


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