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Fines, charges and room hire

  • Libraries

Fines are charged for all overdue items. Other charges apply for lost tickets, DVDs, printing, market place advertisements and the hire of rooms, display cabinets and windows.

From 1 December 2016, we have introduced fines for the late return of child and teen items. These will be charged at a rate of 5p per item per day.  Fines can be avoided by renewing library items either online by phone by calling your local library or in person at any branch. Fines for adult books will rise to 25p per item per day.     


Fines for overdue items

For each adult item, per day 25p.

For each children's and teen item, per day 5p

Items can be renewed by phone, in the library and online.

Reservations

  • Items available in Barnet with no notifcation - free
  • Items available in Barnet with notification by post - cost of second class stamp
  • Email notification - £1
  • Reserved book not available in Barnet - £1 (plus second class post if chosen) plus £3 if borrowed from another library
  • Reserved book from the British Library - £1 (plus second class post if chosen) plus £5
  • Late return fee for a reserved book from the British Library - £4.30

Lost tickets

  • £2
  • Concession (children, full-time students and those on benefits) £1

Audiobook and music CDs  

  • Free to borrow
  • Fines will be charged for the late return of items.

DVDs

  • New DVDs labelled 'A' for 3 nights £2.60
  • Other DVDs labelled 'B' for one week £1.60
  • You will be charged this fee again for each week that DVDs are overdue

PC hire charges

  • One hour £2.70
  • Concessions (children, full-time students and those on benefits) one hour £1.35

Printer charges

  • Black and white printing per sheet 10p
  • Colour printing per sheet 50p

Market place advertisement

  • A6 sized advert for one week £1
  • A5 sized advert for one week £1.50
  • A4 sized advert for one week £2.50

Hall or room hire charges

Due to planned building work some rooms will be unavailable for hire over the next few months.


You can book a hall or rooms of different sizes at these libraries:

To book a room you will need to arrange public liability insurance. To make a booking please contact the library.

 
Charges Capacity up to 5  Capacity 6-15  Capacity 16-30 Capacity 31+ 

Full rate

£6 per hour (Library open)

£25.50 per hour (Library closed)

£10 per hour (Library open)

£25.50 per hour (Library closed)

£15 per hour (Library open)

£25.50 per hour (Library closed)

£30 per hour (Library open)

£45.50 (Library closed)

Concession rate

A discount of 1/3 is available during library open hours to these groups:

Registered Charities

Non-Profit Making Organisations

Educational (Non-Profit Making) Organisations

£4 per hour (Library open)

£7 per hour (Library open)

£25.50 per hour (Library closed)

 £10 per hour (Library open)

£25.50 per hour (Library closed)

£20 per hour (Library open)

£45.50 per hour (Library closed)

Location
(Libraries)

Chipping 
Childs Hill
North Finchley

Chipping Edgware
Mill Hill
Osidge
South Friern

Chipping Colindale

Edgware

Hendon

North Finchley

South Friern

Chipping  East Finchley

 

Display cabinets and windows

You can hire display spaces at Hendon and Chipping Barnet libraries.

 
Charges

Internal display window

Chipping Barnet

External display window

Chipping Barnet

Display cabinets

Hendon           

Full rate £20 per week £25 per week £20 per week
Concession rate £13 per week £16 per week  

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