Library service fees and charges

Costs and charges
 DescriptionCost

 Reservation charges for books in Blackpool stock

70p per item
 Reservation charges for books borrowed from outside Blackpool £4 per item
 Loan of sound recordings 50p per item for 3 week loan
 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 library membership card £2 per card
 Photocopies and printing A4 black and white 10p per copy
 Photocopies and printing A3 black and white 10p per copy
 Photocopies and printing A4 colour 20p per copy
 Photocopies and printing A3 colour 20p per copy
Scanning 50p per sheet
Visitors charge for use of IT services up to a maximum of 2 hours per day £2
Overdue charges 20p per item per day up to a maximum of £10
Overdue letter Cost of second class postage
Room hire charges for the Brunswick room at Central library £40 per hour commercial / £20 per hour community
Room hire charges for the Reading lounge at Central library £10 per hour commercial / £5 per hour community
Room hire charges for the Activity room at Palatine library £20 per hour commercial / £10 per hour community

Exemptions

Blackpool library service exemptions
Library memberExemptions
Under 16s Exempt from reservation, overdue and sound recordings charges and replacement library membership card costs
Over 65s Exempt from overdue charges and replacement library membership card costs
Individuals in receipt of personal independence payments Exempt from reservation, overdue charges and replacement library membership card costs
At home library service customers Exempt from reservation, overdue and sound recordings charges and replacement library membership card costs
Visually impaired customers Exempt from sound recordings charges

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

You may be asked to provide proof of entitlement.