Library fees and charges
East Tilbury library will be closed all day on Saturday 16 October. Grays library will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 October. Blackshots library will be closed all day on Saturday 23 October. We apologise for any inconvenience.
It is free to join the library, borrow books or request items from our catalogue using online self-service.
Fees and charges may apply for other services.
You won't be allowed to use your library card if you owe £10 or more – check our fines.
Loans and renewals
|Requests from the Thurrock and Essex County Council library catalogue||free||per item|
|Requests from other library catalogues||£7.65||per item|
|Requests from the British Library||£24.25||per item|
|British Library loan renewals||£5.30||per item|
|Spoken word on CD – adults||£3.05||3 weeks|
|Spoken word on CD – children||free||3 weeks|
|Language course – single item||£1.50||3 weeks|
|Language course – multiple set||£3.60||12 weeks|
Items borrowed from other authorities, including all CD-ROMs, will be charged at their rate.
Damaged and lost items
|Lost or damaged adult books for which no current value can be traced||£30||per item|
|Lost or damaged children's books for which no current value can be traced||£20||per item|
|Lost book wallets||£1.60||per item|
|Lost DVD, CD or insert||full cost||per item|
|Lost case for DVD or CD||£2.10||per item|
Items for sale
|Sale items – hardback book||50p||per item|
|Sale items – paperback book||25p||per item|
|Sale items – music CDs||50p||per item|
|Sale items – spoken word on CD||£1||per item|
Lost membership cards
|Lost membership cards – adults||£2.60||first replacement|
|Lost membership cards – adults||£3.10||second and next replacements|
|Lost membership cards – children||free||first replacement|
|Lost membership cards – children||£2.60||second and next replacements|
Other charges and ways to pay
For details of other charges, library fines and payment online, go to: