Fees, charges and online payments

From 1 April 2023, Ealing Libraries go cashless

All library charges, including fines, printing and photocopying, will need to be paid through our self-service kiosks or online by logging into your library account.

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Audio visual hire charges

Type Price Loan period
Compact Disc (CD) £1.30 2 weeks
CD boxset £2.50 2 weeks
Adult DVDs £2.40 1 week
Family feature DVD £2.40 1 week
Children’s DVD £1.50 1 week
Educational DVD £2.30 2 weeks
Language course - short £1.75 3 weeks
Language course - long £3.00 6 weeks
Audio book on cassette (abridged) £1.00 3 weeks
Audio book on cassette full £2.00 3 weeks
Audio book on CD or digital £2.50 3 weeks

Note: Leisure Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on all hire charges. There are no concessions on fines for Leisure Pass holders.

Fines for items returned after due date

Type Fine per day Fine limit (each item)
Books (adult borrower) 23p £10
Books (under 16)* No charge Not applicable
CD 23p £10
Audio books (adult) 23p £10
Audio books (under 16) No charge Not applicable
DVD (all) £1 £10

* Children’s items taken on adult cards are liable for fines if returned late.

Unpaid fines and items not returned after notification has been sent to a borrower will enter ‘Default’ status. If left unpaid these charges will eventually be passed on to a debt recovery service and incur an additional administrative charge of £10. In this case the borrower’s card will be suspended from use. Please talk to a member of staff if you are concerned about payment of fines or outstanding items.

Reservation service charges

  • items available locally or within consortium - free
  • items not available locally or within consortium - £4
  • copy of journal or periodical articles - £6.85
  • music score sets requested by Ealing based Choral Societies which are not available from Ealing Libraries’ collection cost £25 per request includes cost of one box; an additional charge of £6 per box will be added

Printing charges

Printing and photocopying:

  • black and white A4 per side - 20p
  • black and white A3 per side - 40p
  • colour A4 per side - 40p
  • colour A3 per side - 80p

Lost and replacement cards

  • adult - £2.30
  • child - £1

Note: First replacement card is free of charge

Activities and events

Event/ activity Library member Non library member
Film Club refreshments (adults and children) £2.50 £4
Craft activities £1.50 £2
Author talks £1.50 £3
Local history talks (costs may vary depending on speaker) £3 £5
Class visits  £100  
Team building sessions £300  
Teacher training sessions (inset days) £250 (group size 1-5)
£300 (group size 5-10)
£350 (group size 10-15)