Late fines and charges

Late fines and charges

A ‘fines holiday’ will begin on Thursday 1 April and run until Tuesday 1 June 2021 to allow time for customers to safely return all overdue items. Any fines owed on overdue items, no matter how old, will be waived during this fines holiday. Items returned after this time, will be subject to overdue fines.

Customers with charges can still pay online, by calling 0300 555 1387 or at our libraries (open no earlier than 12 April 2021 in line with the Government’s proposed roadmap). Where possible, we are asking customers to use cashless payments.

From Thursday 27 May, in line with national public health guidance we no longer need to quarantine returned items. Library customers can use our self-service kiosks or out-of-hours book slots (at branches with this facility) to return books. Information on our current opening times.