Library charges and fines
Since 2020 we have been conducting a review of our charges and fines for library items including books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, music CDs and language courses.
At present we do not charge fees for reserving items or for overdue items. We do, however, expect borrowers to renew their items regularly and to return items that can no longer be renewed (for example when another user has reserved the the item).
Find out how to renew your items.
Our eBooks and digital audiobooks, newspapers and magazines are free to download and they automatically disappear from your device at the end of the loan period.
Charges for other services
Lewisham's hub libraries are currently unable to offer a photocopying service, but selected community libraries offer this service.
Lewisham's hub libraries offer printing through the Princh website, payable by credit or debit card only. You can print from our public PCs (library card required) or from your own device.
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Wi-Fi - free with your library card
Use of PCs – free with your library card
Scanning – free with your library card
Hiring library spaces
Most of our libraries have meeting rooms or event spaces which can be booked. Please contact the individual libraries to find out more and book.
The Library at Deptford Lounge offers flexible spaces which can be booked through their website.