Library services and charges

Charges for overdue items per item

Item that is overdueCharge per item
Adult books, audio books, information DVDs and language courses 30p per day to a maximum of £9.00
Adult books, audio books, information DVDs and language courses borrowed on an Open Ticket15p per day to a maximum of £4.50
Children's and Young Adults' books and talking books10p per day to a maximum of £3.00
Children's and Young Adults' books and talking books borrowed on Child, Teen or Young Adult card or Open ticket Child or Young AdultNo overdue charges
Children's and Young Adult books and talking books, borrowed on an Open Adult Ticket5p per day to a maximum of £1.50
Adult talking books and music recordings30p per day to a maximum of £9.00
Entertainment DVDs (depending on hire charge)50p per day to a maximum of £10

Reminder notifications

We do not charge for pre-overdue email reminders and email reminders sent at 1 day, 1 week, 3 weeks, and 6 weeks overdue.

This will give you the full details of all the items that are due as well as a quick link to renew them, for which you will need your PIN. If your have forgotten your PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.

Please visit your local library in person or contact us to register for email notifications.

We hope that these reminders are helpful, but please be aware that failure to receive a courtesy email will not oblige your library to waive any overdue charges that you may incur.

Replacement library cards

If you lose your library card, you should let any Surrey library know as soon as possible. We will cancel your card to prevent anyone else from using it. Failure to let us know could result in you incurring additional charges.

When you next visit the library, you will need to bring some proof of identity and we will give you a replacement card.

There is a £2 fee for a replacement card. This includes the replacement of an expired visitor card.

Lost or damaged items

If you lose or damage an item that you have borrowed, you will have to pay a charge.

For items in print a full replacement price is listed on the library catalogue. The lost charge will be refunded if the item is returned within 12 months.

For items out of print or where no details are available, the charge is based on the suppliers' average price.

Free wifi

Wi-fi is now available in all Surrey libraries and the Surrey History Centre.

You can log onto the internet using your wifi enabled device, such as a laptop, ipad or smart phone.

Most libraries have identified electrical points that can be used for laptops.


Photocopiers are available in many Surrey libraries. They are coin-operated only.

Charges for black and white copies are 10p for A4 and 20p for A3.

Charges for colour copies are £1 for A4 and £1.50 for A3.


All libraries offer colour and black and white printing.

The charges for printing are:

  • 25p per side for black and white (A4 or A3)
  • 50p per side for colour (A4 or A3)

Microform readers and reader/printers

Where printers are available printing is charged at £1 per page.

Where booking is advisable please telephone 03456 009 009, option 6.