West Berkshire Council

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 [344kb] 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.