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Library service concessionary groups

If you fall into one of the following groups you may be entitled to reduced charges for some library services.


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Individuals and their dependants in receipt of Income Support and individuals in receipt of Employment and support allowance, or Job Seekers Allowance

Reduced charge for:

  • borrowing audio books
  • requests for books and audio books

People aged 60 and over

Reduced charge for:

  • borrowing audio books
  • requests for books and audio books

Gold Card holders

Reduced charge for:

  • borrowing audio books
  • requests for books and audio books

Children under 12

No charge for:

  • overdue books or audio books
  • requesting books or audio books
  • borrowing audio books
  • replacement stationery

Young people aged 12 to 17

No charge for:

  • borrowing audio books
  • requesting books or audio books

Reduced charge for:

  • overdue books or audio books

Students in full-time education

Reduced charge for:

  • requesting books

Visually impaired people

No charge for:

  • borrowing or requesting audio books

Reduced charge for:

  • requests for books

Over 18s with a learning disability

No charge for:

  • overdue books or audio books
  • borrowing audio books
  • requesting books or audio books

Young people with a learning disability, special educational needs, or aged 12 up to 18th birthday and in care

No charge for:

  • overdue books or audio books
  • borrowing audio books
  • requesting books or audio books

Home Library Service and 'Friends and Family' users

No charge for:

  • overdue books or audio books
  • borrowing audio books
  • requesting books or audio books