Library fines and charges
Borrowing books, CDs and DVDs from Tower Hamlets Idea Stores & Libraries is free. Reservations for Tower Hamlets CDs and DVDs are free.
Your loans can be renewed via the online catalogue.
You can borrow up to 12 items for three weeks including a maximum of four audio visual items. Books may be renewed up to 10 times if there are no outstanding reservations attached. You can renew a DVD or CD only once.
Please note, if items are borrowed from a library outside of Tower Hamlets, charges for that library authority will apply.
Books, CDs and CD-Roms
Loan of Books, CDs and CD-Roms - Free. You can borrow items for 3 weeks.
Loan of DVDs held within Tower Hamlets - Free. You can borrow items for 1 week.
Audio Visual Material Disclaimer Statement
While every effort is made to ensure that our CDs and DVDs are in good working order, users are responsible for checking that
- a CD or DVD is not damaged
- it's compatible with their audio-visual equipment
Tower Hamlets Council will not accept responsibility for any damage caused.
Book reservations / requests
Reservations / Requests for stock held within the London Libraries Consortium (LLC) and collected from a Tower Hamlets Idea Store library - Free.
Please note, if the chosen collection library is outside of Tower Hamlets any reservation charges for that library will apply.
Request cannot exceed ten items.
Audio Visual requests
Requests for stock held within Tower Hamlets - Free.
Lost and damaged items
If you have lost or damaged an item that you have on loan, the following charges apply
|Adult Fiction Book||£9|
|Adult Non Fiction Book||£14.50|
|Children’s Fiction Book||£8.50|
|Children’s non Fiction Book||£8.50|
|Children’s Audio Book||£20|
|Audio Visual Language Course||£30|
|DVD classification E||£22|
|DVD classification U and PG||£22|
|DVD classification 12||£22|
|DVD classification 15||£22|
|DVD classification 18||£22|
|Inter Library Loan||£30|
|British Library Loan||£120|
Internet access and computers
- Internet access - free
- Printouts - A4 B&W 20p per sheet. A4 Colour 40p per sheet
Lost membership cards
- Children - 90p
- Adults - £1.80