Library Charges

Croydon Library chargesHow to pay charges

You can pay charges in person at any Croydon library.



Change in Loan Period from 1 September 2015


Please note that from 1 April 2015, the standard loan period for items changed to 21 days (3 weeks).  Download the Leaflet on Charges & Reservations here.

Overdue Charges

Adults: Books,CDs and Cassettes £20p per item per day  
Children: Books,CDs and Cassettes Free  
DVD £1.00 per item per day  
Large Print 20p per item per day  


Music CDs £1.10 per CD                                      3 week loan period  
£2.20 per box set 3 week loan period  
Talking Books £1.00 for sets of up to 4 tapes         3 week loan period  
£1.20 for sets of 5 tapes or more     3 week loan period  
£2.20 for talking books on CD        3 week loan period  
Free if you are registered disabled  
Language Courses Short courses £1.50 per item             3 week loan period  
Long courses £2.50 per ite m             6 week loan period  
DVDs: Adult
DVDs: Children
£2.20 per DVD                                  1 week loan period  
£1.40 per DVD 1 week loan period  


Books,music CDs,talking books and language courses (in stock) Free  
Items which are not in stock £6.00 per item  
Items obtained from the British Library or specialist libraries £15.65 per item  
Periodical articles £6.85 per item  
DVDs Free (in stock only)  
Music Scores £15.00 - any number of copies         3 month loan period  
+£5.00 per month renewal  

Photocopying and Printing

Black & White A4 15p per sheet;  A3 25p per sheet  
Colour A4 25p per sheet; A3 50p per sheet  

Replacement Charges

Lost or damaged items Full cost of replacement  
Replacement membershi p card £2.15 (14 years or over); £1.00 (under 14 years old)  


Library Member

Non - Library Member

Film Club refreshments
Adults and children
£1.50 £3.00
Craft Activity
£1.50 £2.00
Ticketed Talks £1.50* £3.00*
·   Author talks
·   Specialist speakers    
·   Local study talks £3.00* £5.00*
·   Local history talks *(depending on cost of speaker) *(depending on cost of speaker)