Fees and charges

Some or all the following services are available at libraries across the Wakefield district, please check with individual library branches in advance of your visit  if the service you require is available to avoid disappointment.



​Maximum of 12
Include talking books and language courses​

​Replacement borrower tickets



​Between Wakefield Libraries​Free
​Interlibrary loans​£5.20

Lost and damaged items

Books, recorded sound and DVDs which are lost, beyond repair or out of print then a full replacement cost will be charged.  These costs worked out by age of the item, condition, rarity and value.

Overdue materials


​Includes Talking Books, Language Courses, Live and Learn
​per day library is open​30p
​Children’s Books​Free

Business services

​Printing and photocopies

​A4 sheet - black and white, per side​20p
​A3 sheet - black and white, per side​30p
​A4 sheet - colour, per side​40p
​A3 sheet - colour, per side​75p

​Photography, using photography paper

​Black and white​£1.90


​A4 sheet
​A3 sheet​55p


​Per A4 sheet
​Per A3 sheet​£1

​Local studies

Handling charge for postal enquiries £3.60
​Family and local history research and talks
Research 30 minutes free then charge per hour
​Talks​Staff costs

​Local studies scanned items

​Admin charge​£4
​Cost per image​£0.10
​Mulit images on CD​£1
​Photographic reproduction A4​£10

​Camera usage licence

​Half day​£5
​Full day​£10


​Outgoing to UK - first page​£1.15
​Outgoing to UK - other pages95p
​Outgoing to worldwide - per page​£2
​Incoming - first page​£1.15
​Incoming - other pages​65p

​IT charges

​Basic computer use​Free
​Internet use​Free


​Displays and exhibitions

​Commercial​£20 per two weeks
​Non-commercial​£10 per two weeks


​Commercial - per week​£3
​Non-commercial - per week​£1.50

​Book stock sale

​Adult fiction​50p
​Adult non-fiction​£1.20
​Children's fiction and non-fiction​50p
​CD single​£1
​CD multi​£4

​Room hire

​Hemsworth room​£12 per hour
​Pontefract room​£14 per hour