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 £1.50 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



Item Charge/Rehire charge Additional information
Reservations - in stock Free In stock items will be listed on our Solihull catalogue/holdings


Lost items and cards

Item Charge Additional information
Replacement library cards £3.00  
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


Booksales Charge
Sales of library items Priced at market demand

Children's Activities

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

Local history

Local history photographs Size of photo Charge
Local history photographs for personal or commercial use 9x6 inches £9.00
10x8 inches £18.00
15x10 inches £33.00
Framed photographs - per A4 £21.60
Local History Photographs for commercial use Up to 2 high resolution images £62.00 minimum

Family history

Courses Length of course Charge
Family History Course 6 week course £99.00 per person
Family History Workshops 2 hour session £21.00 per person
Heritage Guided Walks Up to 2 hour session

per group

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 30p per page
A4 Colour Single Sided 90p per page
A3 Black and White Single Sided 50p per page
A3 Colour Single Sided £2.00 per page
Photocopied material supplied by post £8.00 minimum