Fines for overdue, lost or damaged library items
These are the fines for library items that are overdue, lost or damaged.
- Adults: overdue fine for each book or audiobook is 30p a day.
- Books on Prescription scheme: you do not pay fines on any overdue books. However, please return items when you've finished them, so others can borrow them.
- Maximum fine: £12.75 an item.
- Under 17 years of age: no charge for overdue items.
- Lost or damaged book: £2.50 admin fee in addition to the cost of the book. There's no charge for damaged children's books if borrowed on a child's library card.
- Lost or damaged audiobook: £2.10 admin fee in addition to the cost of the audiobook.
Paying your fine
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.