Borrowing and other charges

It is now possible to pay library charges by card, contactless, Apple and Android Pay. Speak to library staff for more details.

Concessions

Customers who are registered blind or have a certified visual impairment can borrow audiobooks for free.

Users of the Home Library Service are exempt from all charges.

Children and teenagers under 16 are exempt from overdue charges.

Loans

All items may be renewed up to eight times (unless reserved). Renewals may be made online, by telephone or by visiting any of our libraries.

Loan charges
Item Fee per loan or renewal
Books Free
CDs 80p
Audiobooks £1
DVDs £1.50
DVD boxed sets £3.50
Learning packs and language courses £2.50

Requests

£1 per item for items in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster libraries or through Inter-Library Loans.

£14 for requests to the British Library or items outside the UK

Overdue items

We charge £1 for posting overdue notices. Notices sent by email do not incur any charges.

Overdue charges
Item Fee per day
Books, CDs, audiobooks (16 to 17 year olds) 10p
Books, CDs, audiobooks (adults) 25p
DVDs and DVD boxed sets 75p
Learning packs and language courses 25p

Lost membership cards

We charge £1 to replace lost membership cards for library users under 15. All other users are charged £3.

PCs

Library members can use our PCs for free for the first hour. After this there is 50p charge for each 30 minutes.

Non-members are charged 50p for each 30 minutes.

We do offer a 3 hour block booking for £2.

Children under 16 can use the PCs for free.

We sell memory sticks for £9.

Printing

Printing from PCs

10p per page for black and white printing on A4 sheets

20p per page for black and white printing on A3 sheets

80p per page for colour printing on A4 sheets

£1.50 per page for colour printing on A3 sheets

Printing from staff terminals

10p per page - This includes printing planning applications.

Photocopying

Self-service

10p per page for black and white photocopying on A4 sheets

20p per page for black and white photocopying on A3 sheets

80p per page for colour photocopying on A4 sheets

£1.50 per page for colour printing on A3 sheets

Staff assisted

20p per page for black and white printing on A4 sheets

40p per page for black and white printing on A3 sheets

£1.50 per page for colour printing on A4 sheets

£2 per page for colour printing on A3 sheets

Sending faxes

Fax charges
Destination Fee per page
Within the UK £1
to Europe £1.50
to North America £2
to Australia £2
Elsewhere in the world £4
Incoming material £1

Hall hire

Community groups

These discounted fees are only for voluntary groups based in H&F, registered charities and resident and tenant's associations.

£17.50 per hour during library opening hours

£55 per hour outside library opening hours

Other groups

£35 per hour during library opening hours

£110 per hour outside library opening hours

Wedding ceremonies (Fulham Library Exhibition Hall only)

Prices are per booking:

£350 - Monday to Thursday

£450 - Friday

£550 - Saturday and Sunday

Exhibition space

£70 preparation

£130 per day

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