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Website Maintenance and Payments Offline

Due to maintenance, our website may be unavailable at times from midnight on Friday 10 July to 6pm on Sunday 12 July. 

Our payment system will be unavailable on Sunday 12 July from 12:30 to 4:30pm. We can't take any payments while we complete this process.

We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, but we'll have things back up and running normally as soon as possible.

Library Fees and Charges

Hire fees, fines for overdue items and other paid-for services

All books, including audiobooks and e-books, magazines and e-magazines, are available to borrow free of charge.

Other things, such as reserving items from outside West Berkshire stock, borrowing DVDs, hiring a room in one of our libraries or returning an overdue item are subject to a charge. DVDs must be paid for at the point of hire.

Our list of pdf icon library fees and charges [340kb] shows which services you do have to pay for and how much each costs. Please note that any items reported lost and paid for, and which are subsequently returned to a library within six months of payment, will be refunded in full.

You can pay library charges online by logging in to your account through our library catalogue - any fines or charges you owe will be highlighted. We accept debit or credit card payments this way.