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Borrowing library items

Find out what you can borrow as a library member.

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 (OverDrive/Libby and Borrowbox) 21 days Free
eComics (OverDrive/Libby) 30 days
eNewspapers (PressReader)
Unlimited Free
eMagazines (OverDrive/Libby and PressReader) 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

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 are returned automatically at the end of the loan period.

DVDs 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