Library 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.

Loan of materials

Books - Maximum of 12

Type of loan Price
Talking books and Language courses Free
Replacement Borrower Tickets £1.25


Type of request Price
Between Wakefield Libraries Free
Interlibrary Loans £5.50

Lost and damaged materials

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

Overdue materials

Books - Includes Talking Books, Language Courses, Live and Learn

Length/Type of loan Price
Per day library is open No charge
Children's Books No charge

Business services

Printing and Photocopies

Type of paper Quantity Price
A4 Sheet – Black and white Per side £0.20
A3 Sheet – Black and white Per side £0.30
A4 Sheet – Colour Per side £0.40
A3 Sheet – Colour Per side £0.75

Printing photography using Photography paper

Type of print Price
Black and white £1.90
Colour £2.40 


Size of paper Price
A4 Sheet £0.35
A3 Sheet £0.45



Size of paper Price
Per A4 Sheet £0.70
Per A3 Sheet £1.10

Local Studies

Handling Charge type Price
 Postal Enquires £3.75

Licence fee for local studies images

Type of licence Price
Commercial £58.00+VAT per image
Non-commercial Negotiable
Community £0.00

Camera Usage Licence

Length of licence Price
Half day £5.00
Full day £10.00

Family/local History Research and Talks

Length of session Price
Research 30 minutes free then charge per hour £15.00
Talks - Up to 2 hours Staff costs

Local Studies Scanned Items

Type of charge Price
Admin Charge £4.00
Cost per Image £0.10
Multi Images on CD £1.00
Photographic Reproduction A4 £10.00
Downloading business information £0.10


Type of fax Quantity Price
Outgoing to UK First page £1.15
Outgoing to UK Subsequent pages £0.95
Outgoing World-wide Per page £2.00
Incoming First page £1.15
Incoming Subsequent page £0.65

IT Charges

Facility type Price
Basic computer use  Free
Internet use Free


Displays and Exhibitions

Type of display or exhibition Price
Commercial (per 2 weeks) £20.00
Non-Commercial (per 2 weeks) £10.00
Community Free


Type of poster Price
Commercial (per week) £3.00
Non-Commercial (per week) £1.50
Community Free

Book Sale Stock

Type/Format of book Price
Adult Fiction £0.50
Adult Non-Fiction £1.20
Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction £0.50
CD Single £1.00
CD Multi £4.00
Audiobook £3.00

Contact Us

Libraries Services Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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