Library charges

It’s free to join our libraries and borrow books.

Item Charge/Rehire charge All age groups and concessions
Books and eBooks

Free and no overdue charges


1 week

Free and no overdue charges

Borrow up to 6 CDs
Audio books (All Formats)

3 weeks

Free and no overdue charges

Borrow up to 6 audio books
Language resources £1.40 Free for customers who are print disabled
DVDs 1 week  
Free and no overdue charges Borrow up to 6 DVDs
DVD - Multiple 1 week  
Free and no overdue charges Borrow up to 6 DVDs


Reservations and renewals

Item Charge/Rehire charge Additional information
Reservations - in stock Free In stock items will be listed on our Solihull catalogue/holdings
Reservations and renewals - out of stock £6.00 for each item plus £3.40 extended loan  
An item obtained from the British Library is £11.50  


Lost items and cards

Item Charge Additional information
Replacement library cards £2.80  
Replacement items Charged at their book or retail price We cannot accept donations as a replacement for lost items
Out of stock items are charged at their full replacement cost plus a £15.50 admin fee

Orchestral sets and vocal scores

Item Charge/Rehire charge
Orchestral sets £34 per request
Vocal scores

£24 per request plus 50p per copy


Booksales Charge
Sales of library items Priced at market demand

Children's Activities

Types of visits Charge Duration
Introductory visits for school/organisational groups Free 30 minutes

Local history

Local history photographs Size of photo Charge
Local history photographs for personal or commercial use 9x6 inches £8.50
10x8 inches £16.50
15x10 inches £31.00
Framed photographs - per A4 £21.60
Local History Photographs for commercial use Up to 2 high resolution images £58.00 minimum

Family history

Courses Length of course Charge
Family History Course 6 week course £92.50 per person
Family History Workshops 2 hour session £19.50 per person

Library computers

Computers Membership Charge
Computer hire Library members
  • Free for 3 hours per day
  • £1.80 per hour after 3 hours
  • £1.40 per half an hour
  • £2.80 per hour

Copying and printing

Type of copying/printing Size and colour Charge

Microfilm/Fiche copies from Reader Printer

There is no charge for digital images saved 
on the digital microfilm scanner.

A4 Black and White Single Sided 80p per page
Photocopies/Printing A4 Black and White Single Sided 25p per page
A4 Colour Single Sided 80p per page
A3 Black and White Single Sided 40p per page
A3 Colour Single Sided £1.80 per page
Photocopied material supplied by post £8.00 minimum