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Fees and charges are changing

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19 June 2017

Fees and charges are changing from 3 July 2017. Book loans and computer use will remain free for library customers.

Fees and charges for library services in Essex have not been changed since 2009. A recent review of comparable charges made by other local authorities has resulted in a change to some of our fees and charges.

Charges have been increased for overdue items, photocopying, printing, books obtained via interlibrary loans and the British Library, and DVDs. There will also be a small charge for replacement library cards.

Any income from fees and charges is invested back into the service. These increases in charges will allow us to continue to offer a range of library services across the county and enable the service to continue to meet the challenges of reduced funding for local government.

Customers will still be able to borrow books and place their own reservations for stock items for free.