Ordering and renewing library items

Library charges

In Thurrock:

  • it is free to join the library
  • it is free to borrow books
  • it is free to request items from our catalogue using online self-service

You won't be allowed to use your library card if you owe £3 or more – check our fines.

Loans and renewals

Item Charge For
Requests from the Thurrock and Essex County Council library catalogue free per item
Requests from other library catalogues £7.25 per item
Requests from the British Library £22.80 per item
British Library loan renewals £4.95 per item
DVD £1 1 week
CD £1.15 1 week
Spoken word on CD – adults £2.60 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.

Computers

Item Charge For
Internet and word processing free per session

Printing and photocopying

Item Charge For
Printing 30p per page/side
Printing from the microfilm reader 30p per page/side
Photocopies – black and white A4 15p per copy, up to 49 copies
Photocopies – black and white A4 10p per copy, 50 or more copies
Photocopies – black and white A3 30p per copy, up to 49 copies
Photocopies – black and white A3 15p per copy, 50 or more copies
Photocopies – colour A4 £1 per copy
Photocopies – colour A3 £2 per copy

Fax

Item Charge For
Fax – outgoing UK £1.10 first page
Fax – outgoing UK 60p each additional page
Fax – Europe £2.70 first page
Fax – Europe £1.10 each additional page
Fax – elsewhere £3.20 first page
Fax – elsewhere £1.70 each additional page
Fax – free numbers, admin charge 50p each
Fax – incoming £1 each

Lost membership cards

Item Charge For
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

Items for sale

Item Charge For
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