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Hire charges, book requests and subscriptions

Book requests

You do not have to pay to borrow books from a library. If you would like us to get a book for you from another library you need to pay a request charge. You do not have to pay a request charge for anything you pay to hire.

  Standard Concessions Children 
For books in Staffordshire Libraries 50p 25p Free
For books you ask us to borrow from outside Staffordshire 50p plus £6.50 25p plus £3.25 Free
For books you ask us to borrow from the British Library All British Library Charges All British Library Charges -
Books in other languages, braille, reminiscence boxes Free Free Free
Music and Drama sets/scores: up to 40 copies £15.00 £15.00  -
Music and Drama sets/scores: over 40 copies £30.00 £30.00 -

Hire charges

  • Deaf users do not pay for sub-titled videos for the deaf.
  • Blind, visually impaired and people with a disability preventing use of normal text ("print disabled") may hire language courses and talking books for free.
  • Blind and visually impaired people may also hire music CDs for free.
    Standard Concessions Children
Books   Free Free Free
CDs and Cassettes - 1 week loan Music CDs - Single and sets  60p 30p 30p 
CDs and Cassettes - 3 week loan

Talking books- up to 2 tapes or discs

£1.00 50p Free
CDs and Cassettes - 3 week loan

Talking books - more than 2 tapes or discs

£2.00 £1.00 Free
CDs and Cassettes - 3 week loan Language courses £2.00 £1.00 Free
CDs and Cassettes - 3 week loan

British Sign Language Video, DVD, CD Rom;

Makaton Video, DVD, CD Rom

Free Free Free
CDs and Cassettes - 3 week loan Children's language course Free Free Free
DVDs - 1 week loan Full length feature films   £1.50 £1.50 £1.50 
DVDs - 1 week loan Children's (excluding films); adult non fiction & TV series £1.00 £1.00 £1.00
Toys - 3 week loan   60p 60p 60p


Reading Groups are able to receive at their local library 12 sets of books from the Reading Group Sets List over the course of a 12-month period by payment of an annual subscription. 

Reading Group Subscriptions
 Groups  Price
Reading groups which meet in the library £35.00 p.a. 
Reading groups which meet outside the library £40.00 p.a. 
Audiobook Reading Groups £15.00 p.a. *

*There are no set lists for audiobooks. The subscription is for library staff to bring sets together for the group. 

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