|Borrower||Charge per item|
|Adult||18p per day (maximum £3.24)|
|Over 65||10p per day (maximum £1.80)|
|16 - 17||6p per day (maximum £1.08)|
|Chronically sick and disabled||EXEMPT|
|Looked after children and young people||EXEMPT|
|Charge for each final account letter inc. VAT*||£1.00|
Music CDs and DVDs are hired for an initial period of 1 week. Some items are free to borrow. Language courses are hired for an initial period of 3 weeks (6 weeks for special language sets).
|Item||Charge per item|
|Audio Books||Free Hire|
Hire of Music and Play Sets
This facility is provided through joint arrangements with Devon and Plymouth library services. The cost of postage for this service is levied. Please ask a member of staff for details.
|Duration||Charge (including VAT)|
|Library members||First hour FREE|
|Additional time per 30 mins||£1|
|Non-library members||£1 per 30 minutes|
|Printing - per A4 printout (monochrome)||10p|
|Printing - per A4 printout (colour)||50p|
Storage devices are available to buy. Please ask staff for details.
Residential establishments are charged on a sliding scale for the provision of a domiciliary library service. Please contact the Service Inclusion Coordinator at Torquay Central Library for further information on 01803 208294.
Charges shown include VAT.
Photocopies and printouts from microfilm, microfiche or computer terminal are charged by copy rather than by sheet.
|Size||Black and White||Colour (where available)|
|A4 copy - Self Service||10p||50p|
|A3 copy - Self Service||20p||75p|
Photographic work and digitisation
Charges for this work are based on the actual cost to Torbay Library Services plus an amount to cover staff time and administration. The whole charge is subject to VAT. Please ask staff for more details.
Reproduction rights and royalties
Torbay Library Services will allow reproduction for commercial publications or broadcasts of some material for which Torbay Council holds the copyright and for some material which is out of copyright and owned by the Council. Please ask staff for assistance.
DVDs are hired for an initial period of 1 week, at the following rates:
|Item||Hire charge for 1 week||Charges beyond intial hire|
|Yellow label DVD||£2.60||50p per day (maximum £6.00)|
|Blue label DVD||£2.00||40p per day (maximum £4.80)|
|White label DVD||FREE||15p per day (maximum £1.80)|
Where the lost or damaged item has been added to Torbay Libraries stock within the last three years, the original cost of the item - if known - will be charged. Otherwise, a sliding scale of charges, based on the standard replacement cost and the age of the item, will be applied. A re-binding charge may also be applied to damaged items where appropriate.
For inter-library loans the cost of replacement/damaged item is set by the loaning library.
Refunds will not be given for items that have been lost for over one month.
|Chronically Sick / Disabled||50p|
|Looked after young people||50p|
|Borrower||Torbay (for items in stock or on order)||External|
|Adult - Renewal||N/A||£2.20|
* The reservation charge is payable once the request has been ordered.
|Pages||Charge inc. VAT|
|First page within UK||£1.00|
|Subsequent pages within UK||75p each|
|First page outside UK||£1.50|
|Subsequent pages outside UK||£1.00 each|
|Receipts (A4)||50p per page|
Over and above the concessions detailed above, the following also apply:
People under 16 years of age
Free initial loan period of Junior Language items and exemption from overdue charges.
Chronically sick or disabled
- Up to 3 renewals and exemption from overdue charges for spoken word items.
- Free initial loan period for music CDs and language courses
- Free reservations (maximum of 4 at any time)
Please note that VAT is chargeable only where shown above.
Note: In appropriate circumstances, libary staff are authorised to exercise discretion in the matter of overdue charges and replacement charges.
- Look for, reserve or renew
- Online information services
- Library events
- Find a library
- Book time on a computer
- Join the library
- Children's and young people's library
- Look for an eBook or eAudio Book
- Library charges
- Reading Well Books on prescription
- Inter-library loans
- Book groups
- Volunteer for us
- Local studies
- Help for jobseekers
- Exhibition space
- Meeting rooms
- Item locations
- Books on Wheels
- Libraries Unlimited FAQs