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Borrowing

You may borrow 20 items at any one time. This could include:

CDs, DVDs and console games are loaned for one week. Everything else is loaned for three weeks.

Items on loan can be renewed if not reserved by another borrower. Items can be renewed online or by 'phone, e-mail, letter, fax, or visiting a library. You can also renew your library loans using the 24 hour telephone renewal line on 0845 148 0148.

Multimedia loan charges

All charges apply from 1 April 2013.

Item Charge
Talking books and language courses Adult titles £1.60 per three weeks (£1.10 CLCH*)
Children's titles 80p per three weeks (60p CLCH*)
People who have difficulty reading print or handling books are not charged for the loan or reservation of talking books, language courses or large print.
CDs £1 per week (75p CLCH*)
CDs, reduced rate 50p per week
DVDs, feature films £3 per week (£2.40 CLCH*)
DVDs, reduced rate £1.50 per week (£1.20 CLCH*)
DVDs, box set one week loan £3 per week (£2.40 CLCH*)
DVDs, box set two week loan £5.00
Computer games and software £2.50 per week (£2 CLCH*)
Computer games and software, reduced rate £1 per week

 

Charges for Overdue Items

Item

Charge

Books

 

Adult tickets:

20p per item per day to a maximum of £8 per item

Children's tickets:

5p per item per day to a maximum of £1 per item

CLCH* tickets:

10p per item per day to a maximum of £4 per item

Children's books borrowed on an adult ticket are subject to the adult fine rate.

Multimedia items


Adults:

35p per item per day to a maximum of £8 er item

Children:

20p per item per day to a maximum of £4 per item

CLCH*

25p per item per day to a maximum of £5 per item

In addition, an administration charge of 40p (which includes postage) is payable when an overdue reminder is sent.

Reservations

If an item is obtained from outside Cheshire and isn't collected by the customer they will still be liable for the reservation charge which will be added to their library account.

People who have difficulty reading print or handling books can reserve talking books and language courses free.

Personal computer bookings

Item Charge
Personal computer use for library members: One hour per day free of charge subject to availability
£2.00 per hour or part of an hour thereafter
(£1.00 children and CLCH*)
Personal computer use for visitors: £2.00 per hour or part of an hour
CD-RW disks: £2 each
Headphones: £2.50 a pair
Printing: Black and white: 20p per page (10p children and CLCH*)
Colour: 80p per page (40p children and CLCH*)

Photocopies

Fax

Item Charge
70p per sheet received
To UK: £1.30 for first sheet (70p CLCH*)
70p for subsequent sheets (40p CLCH*)
To the world: £2.55 for first sheet (£1.30 CLCH*)
£1.30 for subsequent sheets (70p CLCH*)

Lost Tickets

For computerised libraries, including mobile libraries: adults £1.60 (80p children and CLCH*).

CLCH* denotes Cheshire Leisure Card holder concession charges.