Library charges

If an item has not been returned to the library, an email reminder will be sent out three weeks after it is due to be brought back.

You can renew your items via the online catalogue or you can call or email the library at oldham.library@oldham.gov.uk.

Books

Overdue books

  • Adults: 15p per day (to a maximum of £7.50)
  • Children (up to 12 years of age): No charge
  • Teenagers (13 - 17 years): 5p per day (to a maximum of £2.50)
  • Over 60s: 5p per day (to a maximum of £2.50)

Lost or damaged books

You will be asked to pay all or part of the replacement cost of any books or items that are lost.

Please check all books before you borrow them and point out any damage to the staff at the counter.

If a book or other item is damaged while you have them on loan please tell a member of staff.

Music score sets/playsets

  • Music Score - £20
  • Play Set £15

DVD and video

DVD 1 week loan

  • £1.80

Overdue charges:

  • Late return charge £1.80 per week to a maximum of £18.00 per item

CD ROM

CD ROM 1 week loan

  • £2.60

Overdue charges:

  • Late return charge £2.80 per week to a maximum of £28.00 per item

Library card replacement

  • Adult: £2.00
  • Children and teenagers & over 60s: £1.00

Reservations

  • Free (£3.40 if an interlibrary loan is necessary)

Photocopying and printing

Photocopying

  • Black & white A4:10p per sheet
  • Black & white A3: 20p per sheet
  • Colour A4: 60p per sheet
  • Colour A3: £1.00 per sheet

Printing

  • Black & white A4: 10p per sheet
  • Colour A4: 60p per sheet
  • Children’s Homework Printing (5 Black and White sheet and 1 Colour): Free of Charge

Faxes (staff assisted)

Send

  • £1.00 for first sheet 50p for each subsequent sheet

Receive

  • £1.00 per fax

Postage stamps

Standard price Royal Mail Stamps are sold in many branches at the current 1st and 2nd class rate.

Current rates can be found on the Royal Mail website.

Local Studies and Archives

Lost cards

Report lost cards to your nearest library as soon as possible so it can be cancelled.

You are responsible for any books borrowed until your card has been cancelled.