Charges for library services and facilities

There are many different services and facilities available at your local library, the majority of them are free. However, we do have some charges.

Borrowing items

  • Borrowing a book: free
  • Reserving an item from the library catalogue: free
  • Borrowing a set of vocal scores: free
  • Borrowing an audiobook: free
  • Requesting an item we do not have in stock: £4

Replacement library cards

  • Adults: £2.60
  • Under 17s: £1.35

Printing and photocopying

  • A4 black and white printing and photocopying: 10p for each single-sided page
  • A4 colour printing and photocopying: 70p for each single-sided page
  • A3 black and white printing and photocopying: 40p for each single-sided page
  • A3 colour printing and photocopying: £1.20 for each single-sided page
  • Postcard sized local history digital prints on photographic paper: £4.20
  • A4 sized local history digital prints on photographic paper: £7.90
  • A3 sized local history digital prints on photographic paper: £15.70
  • Microfilm prints: £1

Meeting room hire

To hire a room in one of our libraries costs £19 an hour. We'll consider a reduced rate for community groups.

  • If you're interested in booking a meeting room, contact the Library Service using the details on this page.

Paying your fine or finding your local library

You can pay a library fine at any library in the borough. You'll need your library membership card and you can pay by cash or cheque.

Please make cheques payable to Rochdale Borough Council.