Fees and Charges

Rutland Libraries do not charge for overdue books, standard book requests, DVD loans, or internet use. We do have a small number of services that we do charge for, detailed below. All charges include VAT where applicable.

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The charges for 2024-2025 are:

Books & Talking Books

Loan period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Overdue charges

Standard – No charge

Child – No charge

If books are not returned by their due date, further loans will be restricted. After a period users may be charged for the loss of the item (see charges for lost & damaged items).

Jigsaw Puzzles

Loan Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Overdue Charges

Standard and Child – No Charge

eBooks, eMagazines & eNewspapers

eBook loan period: up to 3 weeks (21 days)


eBooks – No loan charge

eMagazines – No loan charge

eNewspapers – No download charge

eBooks loans automatically expire on the due date.

Audio Visual

Loan period: 1 week (7 days)

DVDs and Blu-ray

PG, 12 Cert, 15 Cert, 18 Cert – No Charge

U Cert – No Charge

Non-fiction DVDs – No charge

Loan limits for DVDs are 3 DVDs including one box set at any one time.

DVDs loans are subject to legal age restrictions and age photo ID may be required to be shown. Staff reserve the right to refuse DVD loans.

Charges for audio visual items are per item, per week. Loan charges reach their maximum level two loan periods after the initial loan of the item.

Persons who are housebound; blind; partially sighted; or have reading difficulties, are exempted from request & loan charges.


Items held in Rutland or Leicestershire Libraries, or that are on order (Catalogue HOLDS)

Standard / Concession – No charge

Child – No charge

Items ordered by inter-library loan (e.g. British Library)

Rutland residents – £2.30 per item

Non-Rutland residents – £8.00 per item

Printing and Copying

Charges are per side:

Black & White A4 – £0.20 

Colour A4 – £1.20

Black & White A3 – £0.40

Colour A3 – £2.00

Computer Use

Internet and Wi-Fi

Members – 2 hours per day free computer use. Self-extendable under most circumstances.

Visitors – 20mins per day. Self-extendable under most circumstances.

Members must use library card number and PIN to log in to receive 2 hour time allowance. Visitors must register their name and postcode to receive a temporary login.


A4 only – No charge.

Replacement charges

Replacement Library Card / PIN

Replacement Library Card – No charge

Replacement PIN – No charge

Lost and Damaged items

Standard – Full replacement cost of the item, plus an administration charge of £1.00

Under 5 year olds – As above for lost items. Under 5s are exempt from damage charges.


Postage Packing & Handling (all sales) – £4.25