Overdue books and audiobooks
There is a charge for each day a book is overdue. The charges are:
- adults - 30p per book per day (up to £6)
- children and young people (0 to 17 years old) - no charge
You can renew items online, in any Plymouth library or by phone. When you join the library you can opt in to receive email reminders.
Find out more about renewing library items.
Language courses borrowing
£1.70 per item for up to one week then 50p per day up to a maximum of £12.
We charge for book requests:
|In stock or on order item||Free|
|Not in stock item||£7.70|
|Urgent requests (Plymouth residents)||£15.40|
|Urgent requests (non-Plymouth residents)||£28.60|
|Journal articles||£3.90 plus photocopying cost|
If we aren't able to get a copy of the book (or item), the request fee is non-refundable. The fee covers the work we take to try and source the book (or item) for you.
Printing and photocopying
|Printing type||Cost per sheet (per side)|
|A4 black and white||20p|
|A3 black and white||50p|
We can also post for an extra £2.50 for postage and packing.
Printing from microform
|Printing type||Cost per sheet|
|A4 black and white||£1|
|A3 black and white||£2|
|Black biro (medium)||30p|
|Black biro (fine)||30p|
|Blue biro (medium)||30p|
|Blue biro (fine)||30p|
|A4 envelope (C4)||30p|
|A5 envelope (C5)||20p|
|Bull dog clip (19mm)||30p|
|Poly Pocket document holder||15p|
Sold as singular items, as priced above. Purchase yours from a member of staff at the library's enquiry desk(s).
This service is free if you are a Plymouth Library member.
For visitors and non-members, there is a charge:
Hire of music sets and playsets
|Sets||Charge Plymouth based groups||Charge non-Plymouth based groups|
|Vocal scores/libretti per 10 copies||£3.30 per month||£5.50 per month|
|Boxed vocal/orchestral sets per box||£5.50 per month||£7.70 per month|
|Playsets||£2.80 per loan||Not available|
Our photographs and images
We supply copies of our photographs for commercial and non-commercial use if we own the copyright or if the photograph is not in copyright.
- for non-commercial use, image file (JPEG or TIFF) sent by email - £20.40
- for commercial use, charges depend on the use.
For more information phone 01752 305900 or email email@example.com.
The library service has meeting spaces for hire (book a meeting room)
- first 15 minutes - free of charge
- hourly charge - £60.50 including VAT or pro-rata
Lost and damaged items
There is a charge to replace lost or damaged books and items.
|Adult hardback (including large print)||£20|
|Adult paperback (including large print)||£10|
|Children / Teen hardback||£10|
|Children / Teen paperback||£5|
|Picture book / board book||£7.50|
Charges for all other items are made on a case-by-case basis.
Inter Library Loan charges for lost and damaged items are set by the lending library.