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Charges for dance, drama and music at Ewell Library

Libraries reopening news and updates

We are intending to reopen our libraries to browsing and PC use on Monday 7 December.

Until then, libraries will offer Ready Reads, the click-and-collect service and computers for essential use. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

Charges for general stock

There is no charge to borrow our general stock. The standard library charges apply for reservations and overdue items.

Drama and music group reservations

Your drama or music group can take advantage of our competitive charges to hire from our wide selection of multiple copy sets of plays or music. There are downloadable spreadsheets to help you make your choice (use the tabs at the foot of each spreadsheet to navigate). These spreadsheets are held on NewSPAL's website, the charity which will soon be taking over the running of the collection.

To reserve your set, use our online play set request form or music set request form.

If your group doesn't already have membership, you can complete our online registration form.

Please note that an annual subscription fee and hire charges are payable.

Charges for music and play sets

You will find details of all our charges for play and music sets listed on this page, including subscription rates, reservation and hire charges, and charges for late, missing or damaged items.

Please note that a reservation means that the selected material is held for your group and is unavailable for loan by other groups. When you give us details of the quantity required and the length of time you wish to borrow the material, we will calculate the total cost (reservation and hire charges). If you wish to continue at this point, then all charges, including the hire fee will be added to your account and become payable.

Please see details of our refund policy.

Why is there a different rate for groups based outside Surrey?

Surrey libraries is well known as one of the biggest collections of its type in the country. Funded by Surrey's Council Tax, it is a service primarily for Surrey residents. The charge for groups in West Sussex is in line with our responsibility to make the best use of resources for our residents, whilst continuing a long-standing arrangement with our neighbouring library authority.

Why do the hire and reservation charges vary so much between the different types of material?

The variation in charges reflects the administrative work and time involved in issuing, discharging and checking the material which can vary considerably, for example between handling 10 copies of a play and 120 vocal scores.

What about missing or damaged items?

We ask groups to replace missing or damaged items like-for-like, rather than pay a replacement copy fee. Some sets can still be used by other borrowers even though parts are missing. If a set is still usable, then you will be charged the relevant daily rate on each missing copy. Please note that where a set becomes unusable (eg orchestral set missing its oboe part) then your group will be asked to pay the full hire charges.

Subscription rates

Item Surrey based groups Groups based outside Surrey
Subscription rates per year £45 £57

Hire charges, per calendar month, per set

Item Surrey based groups Groups based outside Surrey
Play sets £7 £9
Vocal scores/ set (20) £9 £14
Packaged vocal sets/set (20) £7 £10.50
Orchestral sets £16 £20

Late returns and damages to items

Item All groups

Late returns: whole sets and part sets

Whole sets returned late will be charged at the appropriate monthly rate.

Groups returning sets which have copies missing, but can still be loaned as a set, will be charged a daily rate of 14p per missing copy until returned.

Returns of incomplete/damaged sets

The customer will be expected to replace any missing or damaged items.

Groups returning sets which have copies missing, but can still be loaned as a set, will be charged a daily rate of 14p per missing copy until returned.

If a set becomes unusable due to missing items, the responsible group will be expected to pay hire charges at the appropriate rate until they replace items.

Reservations - drama and music sets

Item Surrey based groups Groups based outside Surrey
Play sets per title £6 £9
Music sets per title £8 £12

Late returns and damages to items

Item Surrey based groups Groups based outside Surrey
Late returns

Charged at monthly rate per type of material and type of group.

Charged at monthly rate per type of material and type of group.

Incomplete/damaged sets The customer will be expected to replace any missing or damaged items. If a set becomes unusable due to missing items, the responsible group will be expected to pay hire charges until they replace items The customer will be expected to replace any missing or damaged items. If a set becomes unusable due to missing items, the responsible group will be expected to pay hire charges until they replace items

Please note that all charges are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation all fees will be applicable. Hire charges won't be refunded if material has been dispatched.

What about Inter Library Loans (ILLs)?

We are no longer able to offer Inter Library Loans between Surrey and other library authorities.

Payment methods

You can pay online by logging into your account and using your debit/credit card. You can also pay in person (by cash, cheque or debit/credit card) at any Surrey library.

We regret we cannot currently offer payment by bank transfer.

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