Fines and charges


Items can be returned to any open library however there currently no fines on items of charges issued from 18th March 2020 so if you are unable to return to the library at this time, please hold onto your books until you are ready to use the click and collect service or until libraries re-open.  

If you have any questions which are not answered here, please email or call 01224 652500.



Multimedia Library (over 12s only)

Please note that the multimedia library service has been temporarily suspended.

  • 15 CDs (as part of your loan limit) £1 per item (50p Residents Card/Visitors Pass/Concessions) 
  • 2 Language Courses £1 per item (50p Residents Card/Visitors Pass/Concession)
  • 4 DVDs or Blu-ray Discs £2.10 per item (£1.10 Residents Card/Visitors Pass/Concession)
  • 2 DVD Box Sets (4 Discs +) £3.50 per item (£2.25 Residents Card/Visitors Pass/ Concession)

Photocopying and Printing

Photocopying and scanning is currently unavailable due to the library buildings being closed for public access. For more information on this service, visit our Free Internet and Computer Access webpage.

  • A4 Black & White 15p 
  • A3 Black & White 30p 
  • A4 Colour 30p
  • A3 Colour 60p

Colour printing are available at the Central Library, Airyhall Library, Bridge of Don Library and Mastrick Library.

Local Studies

  • Separate charges apply. Download a copy of the Local Studies charging policy below.

Fax services

This service has temporarily been suspended as the Information Centre is currently closed.

  • Send within UK & Europe £1.20 for first page; 60p per page thereafter
  • Send elsewhere £2.10 for first page; £1.20 per page thereafter
  • Receive £1.20 for first page, 30p per page thereafter. (UK, Europe or elsewhere)

Fax services are only available at the Information Centre in the Central Library.

Internet access

  • Free access at all libraries


Fines have been temporarily suspended as of Friday 20 March due to the coronavirus situation.

  • 50p per week or part of a week - items five weeks and more overdue £4 each.
  • DVDs 20p per day or part of a day - items eight weeks and more overdue £10 each.
  • DVD Box Sets 25p per day or part of a day - items eight weeks and more overdue £15.
  • Language Courses £1.10 per week of part of a week - items five weeks and more overdue £5.

Including concessions.

Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans have temporarily been suspended due to the coronavirus situation.

  • Book or Journal Article Request: £6; Renewals £3

N.B. Fines £1 per day to maximum of £10 per item for books

  • Orchestral Sets: £18; Renewals £9

N.B. Fines £2 per day to maximum of £20 for Orchestral Sets


The sale of miscellaneous items has temporarily been suspended during phase 3 of exiting lockdown.

  • Badge components £6 per bag of 50
  • CD-Rs 50p
  • CD-RWs £1
  • DVD-Rs £1
  • DVD-RWs £1.50
  • Batteries 50p each; £2 per pack
  • Jute Bags £2
  • Mini DVD-Rs £3.50
  • Mini DVD-RWs £4.60
  • USB Memory sticks (2GB) £3.50
  • Headphones (Earbud) £3.50
  • Headphone (Soft Ear) £2.50
  • Replacement of lost Membership Cards £2 (Adults) (£1 concessions)
  • Postcards 30p each or 4 for £1
  • Lettercards 40p each or 3 for £1
  • Map Reproductions £1.50
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