Library charges


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 [email protected]


Downham Library please call 020 8314 9705 or email [email protected]


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