Books are loaned for 3 weeks.
Fines are charged for each day an item is kept after the date it was due to be returned:
- day 1 – 20p
- day 2 – 40p
- day 3 – 60p
- day 4 – 80p
- day 5 – £1
- day 6 – £1.20
- day 7 – £1.40
The maximum fine for each book is £11.20 – 8 weeks.
Children and young adults using their own library card do not pay fines on books.
A repeat hire charge is made for overdue CDs and DVDs for each week, or part of a week that they are kept late.
Items borrowed from any Essex or Southend library will be charged at the current rates for those authorities.
You will not be allowed to use your library card if you owe £3 or more.