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Loan periods and charges

Please note that all items require a valid South Tyneside Library membership card.

FormatChargeLoan period
BooksFree2 weeks or 4 weeks
Audio/talking booksFree4 weeks
Printed books and music scoresFree4 weeks
Audio language courses:
1-4 cassettes or CDsFree4 weeks
5 or more cassettes or CDsFree4 weeks

You can borrow up to 12 books for 28 days, or up to 4 eBooks, eAudiobooks and online magazines for 14 days.

More about Library services available to members.


Notifications about overdue loans

When items are 29 days overdue we will send you 1 overdue notice through the post.

If you would like to be told about overdue loans earlier, you can choose to be contacted by email or mobile phone by leaving your contact details with us.

Books, and talking books:
17p per day for each item overdue
(Under 18s and over 60s are exempt from this charge).


Fax services - price list
Within the UK£1 per sheet
Europe£2 for the first sheet and £1.50 for each subsequent sheet
USA and Canada£2.50 for the first sheet and £2 each subsequent sheet
Worldwide e.g. ships at sea£3.50 for the first sheet and £3 each subsequent sheet
Incoming faxes50p per sheet


We offer photocopying facilities and the cost per sheet is:

  • A4: 10p
  • A3: 20p


We are only able to accept cash payments for fines, faxing and photocopying.

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