Find out how long you can loan items for from Lambeth libraries and how much you will need to pay for charged and overdue items.

Loan periods and charges

Item Loan period Loan charge Overdue charge Maximum overdue charge
Books Three weeks Free £0.25 per book per day £4 per book
Talking books Three weeks £0.50 per talking book. Free for concessions, those with visual impairments and those over 60 and under 16 £0.25 per item per day £4 per item
Language courses Six weeks £2 per course; Renewal £1.00; English courses are free £0.25 per item per day £4 per item
DVDs Three days or one week Kids - £1.00 for one week; Adults - £1.50 for three days; boxed sets for both kids and adults for one week - £2.50 50p per item per day £5 per item
  • Maximum number of items that can be borrowed is 20. This includes 6 DVD loans and 3 language courses.
  • No limit for renewals if not requested by another customer
  • Replacement membership cards are £2.00 (£0.50 for exemptions)
  • Reservations for items that are on the Lambeth catalogue cost £0.50 (free for children and concessions); £2.00 not on the Lambeth catalogue
  • British Library renewal £4.00
  • Customers under 16, over 60's and also those on benefits are exempted from overdue charges (proof needed)

Printing and faxing

  • Black and white printing is £0.10 per A4 page, £0.20 per A3 page
  • Colour printing is £0.50 per A4 page, £1.00 per A3 page


  • Within London: first page is £1, any further pages are 80p each
  • The rest of United Kingdom: first page is £2, any further pages are £1 each

Concessions - Where applicable concessionary rates are available to: Over 60 and not in full time employment Those on: Income Support, Working Tax Credits, Housing Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Disabled Tax Credits, Disability Living Allowance, Invalid Care Allowance