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

Hire of drama sets

£10 per item

Hire of orchestra sets

£40 per item

Hire of vocal sets

£20 per item

Lost or damaged stock

Full cost of replacement item

Replacement tickets

£2 per ticket.

Photocopies / Printing 

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.

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.

Room hire

Large room - £20 per hour

Small room - £10 per hour


Blackpool library service exemptions
Exemption  ReservationsOverdue charges 
and replacement tickets
Sound recordings
Under 16s  Yes Yes  Yes
Over 65s   Yes  
Individuals in receipt of personal independence payments Yes Yes  
At home library service customers Yes Yes Yes
Visually impaired customers     Yes

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

You may be asked to provide proof of entitlement.