Library charges

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

Item Charge/Rehire charge Concessions
Books and eBooks Free and no overdue charges  
CDs 60p per week Free for customers who are print disabled
Audio books £2.60
  • Children's audio books are free.
  • Teenagers under the age of 18 can download adult audio books for £1.10
  • Adults aged 60+ can download audiobooks for £1.10
  • If you are print disabled audio books are free of charge
Language resources £1.30 Free for customers who are print disabled
DVDs £2.80  
£1.80 for children and teenagers (Teenagers can only borrow children's DVD's)  


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 £5.50 for each item plus £3.20 extended loan  
An item obtained from the British Library is £11.00  


Lost items and cards

Item Charge Additional information
Replacement library cards £2.60  
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 £32.50 per request
Vocal scores

£22.50 per request plus 50p per copy


Booksales Charge
Sales of library items Priced at market demand

Children's activities

Activity Charge
Children's Craft Activities £1.50 if your child is a member
£3.50 for non-members

Introductions to your local library

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 £7.50
10x8 inches £14.80
15x10 inches £28.50
Framed photographs - per A4 £21.60
Local History Photographs for commercial use Up to 2 high resolution images £53.00 minimum

Family history

Courses Length of course Charge
Family History Course 6 week course £85.00 per person
Family History Workshops 2 hour session £18.00 per person

Library computers

Computers Membership Charge
Computer hire Library members
  • Free for 2 hours per day
  • £1.60 per hour after 2 hours
  • £1.30 per half an hour
  • £2.60 per hour

Copying and printing

Type of copying/printing Size and colour Charge
Microfilm/Fiche copies from Reader Printer 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 £1.60 per page
Photocopied material supplied by post £7.50 minimum