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East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Library fees and charges

With effect from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

These charges are reviewed annually.

On this page, you can find the fees and charges for:

Photocopies and printouts – self-service

A4 black and white page (self-service):  £0.20 
A4 colour (self-service):  £0.50
A3 black and white page (self-service):  £0.40
A3 colour (self-service):  £1.00
A4 from microfilm/fiche reader (self-service):  £0.60 
A3 from microfilm/fiche reader (self-service):  £0.80 

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Photocopies and printouts – by staff

A4 black and white page:  £0.60 
A3 black and white page:  £0.80 
A4 colour page:  £1.20 
A3 colour page:  £1.50
A4 from microfilm/fiche reader:  £1.20 
A3 from microfilm/fiche reader:  £1.50 
Print-out from transcript or electronic file:  £0.10
Handling charge for orders by post:  £3.00

Postal requests - charge for documents produced, plus a handling fee of £3.00 and current postage costs.

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Facsimile Transmission (FAX)

Incoming FAX messages:  £0.50 
Outgoing FAX messages:  £1.50 for the first page, £0.25 for subsequent pages

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Library Fines
*Overdue fines are suspended until further notice.

Per item, per week or part:  £0.10 per day open in the first week to 50p, 50p per week thereafter maximum fine, per item: £10.00
Exemptions: Senior citizens, under-18s, users of mobile libraries


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Lost or Damaged Library Materials

Replacement Library Membership Card:  £1.50 
All items in print:  Full replacement cost 
Antiquarian, unique or special:  At Director’s discretion 
Out of print material:  At Director’s discretion 
Items borrowed from outside the Authority:  At cost to Department

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Meeting Room Hire

Commercial rate:  £27 per hour or part of hour 
Non-profit-making organisations:  £12 per hour or part of hour
Outside normal library opening hours:  as above + staff at cost


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Personal use of camera in Bridlington and Goole local studies libraries:  £1.50 per hour
                                                                                                       £5.00 per half day 
                                                                                                       £10.00 per day


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Search Service

Research (Reference inquiries/family and local history):  £15.00 per half hour 
Postal requests:  charge for documents produced plus a handling fee of £3.00 and current postage costs


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Reservation of Library Material

Items available from within the Authority:  Free 
Items obtained from outside the Authority:  £6.00 
Items obtained from the British Library:  £10.00 
All journal articles:  £10.00


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Reproduction and Broadcasting

Reproduction for publication:  £28.00 per item reproduced (At manager’s discretion. Copies of publication may be accepted in lieu of charge)

Broadcasting rights:  £75.00 UK rights for 2 years
                               £15.00 World rights for 2 years
                               (At manager’s discretion)

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Consultancy Fees 

Any outside consultancy work:  By negotiation
Talks for commercial bodies:  By negotiation

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