Removal of Fines

We are pleased to announce that we will no longer be charging fines on Overdue Items.

You can return any item for free, no matter how long ago you borrowed it.



Library charges

Item Charge
Overdue adult books No Charge
Overdue children's books No Charge
Talking books No Charge


Library charges
Item Charge
DVDs hire charge 50p for 7 days
Overdue DVDs No Charge
DVD Box sets hire charge £2.50 for 7 days

Computer access

Library charges
Item Charge
Members Free

PC printing

Library charges
Item Charge
A4 (black and white) 10p per sheet
A4 (colour) 30p per sheet


Library charges
Item Charge
A4 (black and white) 10p per sheet
A3 (black and white) 20p per sheet
A4 (colour) 30p per sheet
A3 (colour) 60p per sheet


Library charges
Item Charge
UK destinations £1 per sheet
Outside of UK £1.50 per sheet
Incoming 50p per sheet

Room hire

For hire charges and availability, please contact the centre you wish to attend directly: 

Library contact details
Centre Telephone number
Whitley Bay Customer First Centre (0191) 643 5390
North Shields Customer First Centre (0191) 643 5270
Wallsend Customer First Centre (0191) 643 2075
Oxford Centre (0191) 643 7768
White Swan Centre (0191) 643 2040
John Willie Sams Centre (0191) 643 2030
Shiremoor Library (0191) 643 2036
Howdon Library (0191) 643 2070

Reservations for items in stock

Library charges
Item Charge
Children's items No charge
All other stock 55p per item
Love 2 Read card holders No charge