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Library charges and fines

Information about charges for various library services.

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.

Digital Publications

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.

A4 Printing
Black and white 10p
Colour 50p

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 libraries for more information or follow the links for photos and pricing.

Catford Library please call 020 8314 8816 or email catfordlibrary@lewisham.gov.uk

Downham Library please call 020 8314 9705 or email downhamlibrary@lewisham.gov.uk

Deptford Lounge room hire information

Corbett Community Library room hire information

Crofton Park Community Library room hire information

Forest Hill Community Library room hire information

Manor House Community Library room hire information


Library Service

London Borough Of Lewisham Third Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
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