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The rates below apply from 1st January 2023 in Central Bedfordshire Libraries.
If you think you may be entitled to concessions, click here

Request Charges

Standard Rate FREE
Children's Rate FREE
Concessions and 16-18 year olds FREE
Items borrowed from outside
the County, additional charge
£2.60 per item
Vocal Scores - Per set of 5-30
Per Set of 31 +

Book and Spoken Word Fines

Adults 28p
per item per day
max per item (24 days)
Children 0.08p
per item per day
max per item (24 days)
Concessions 14p
per item per day
max per item (24 days)

If you return a DVD late you will be charged for another weeks loan, the loan charges are listed below.


Charges for Audio-Visual Items

DVDs* Spoken Word
Standard Rate £2.50 £1.60
Children £1.25FREE
Concessions £1.25 80p
Registered blind/partially sighted/hearing impaired people FREE FREE

Print Outs, Photocopy Charges

Please be aware that not all these options are available in all libraries - please contact the library to check before you visit.

Photocopy and Print Out Charges per copy

Black and White A 4 15p
Black and White A3 30p
Colour A4 £1.00
Colour A3 £1.50


Charges for replacing lost or damaged items

The replacement charge for a lost or damaged item is the listed price on the catalogue, plus 1.00. If there is no listed price on the catalogue then a member of staff will identify the cost. There are no charges for books borrowed by children aged 0-5 years.

Magazines replacement charges are the face value plus 70p.

There is no charge for damage to items borrowed by or for a child 0 - 5 years.

British Library Lost book charge is the actual cost to replace the book plus £3.50 admin fee. (There is an 80% refund if the book is returned to the British Library within 6 weeks)

Computer Charges

First 120 minutes FREE
Subsequent 60 minutes £1.00 or 50p for concessions

Lost Library Ticket

Per each lost ticket (Adults only) £1.50

If you think you may be entitled to concessions, Click here

Page last updated: 3rd January 2023