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Borrowing library items

Find out what you can borrow as a library member.
Libraries services

Limited services are available at Hub and Community Libraries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.

We are keeping COVID-secure measures in place across our buildings to protect our staff, residents and visitors

Please continue to wear a face covering if you can and maintain social distance in our buildings. This includes our libraries, leisure centres and learning centres.

You can read the Government's current COVID-19 guidlines on its website.

Library loan rates

 Library loan rates

Loan period Cost per item
Books (can borrow up to 20 at a time) Three weeks Free
eBooks/eAudio (5 from OverDrive and 4 from RB Digital) 21 days Free
eComics 30 days
Unlimited Free
One language course 45 days Free
CDs (up to eight at a time)
Three weeks £1.25 per CD
DVDs (up to eight at a time)
One week £3
CD-ROMs (up to two at a time) One week £.1.25

Renew your library items if you would like to keep them for longer.

Loan terms and conditions

If you don't extend the loan period for a book, language course or music CD you will be fined for every day the item is overdue. Half rates apply for those aged over 60, and no charges apply for children under 14. See our fines.

Digital books from OverDrive and RB Digital are returned automatically at the end of the loan period. Other digital items in RBDigital and PressReader have unlimited downloads and unlimited checkout times.

DVDs and CD-ROMs cannot be renewed and must be returned by the due date. If these items are returned late, the library will charge the full hire fee for the period that they have been kept.


Library Service

London Borough Of Lewisham Third Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 0208 314 8024
Email: libraries@lewisham.gov.uk