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|
|Board game||£1.50||1 week|
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: