Library service fees and charges

Reservation charges

Books in Blackpool stock – 70p per item.

Books borrowed from outside Blackpool – £4 per item.

Loan of Sound Recordings

50p per item

Replacement tickets

£2 per ticket.

Photocopies / Printing / Scanning

A4 (B & W) – 10p per copy.
A3 (B & W) – 10p per copy.
A4 (colour) – 20p per copy.
A3 (colour) – 20p per copy.

Scanning - 50p per sheet.

Local & Family History Centre

Reader print-outs - 30p per copy.

Use of personal camera to photograph items - £5 per day.

Local History enquiries not in-person - £5 per 15 minutes.

Talks to external organisations by Local History staff - £30 per talk.

Visitors Charge

£2 use of IT services per day.

Overdue charges

All Items – 20p per item per day to a maximum of £10
plus a notice charge of 54p.


Blackpool Library service exemptions
Exemption  ReservationsOverdue charges
and replacement tickets
Under 16s  Yes  Yes
Over 65s    Yes
Disabled people in receipt of
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
Yes Yes
At home library service customers Yes Yes

Please tell staff if you qualify for any of the exemptions listed above. 

You may be asked to provide proof of entitlement.