Borrow Free, Fine Free

You can now borrow books from Luton Libraries without any fear of fines. You can borrow free – and stay fine free.

However, that does mean that we ask you to….   


Be kind, renew or return.

Please be kind and either renew or return your books. There are no fines for bringing your books back late, but please be considerate of other readers waiting for books. Our system will also continue to block your cards when books are 49 days late.


List of Loan Periods and Charges

Item Type
Loan Period and Charge
Requests and Reservations Free
Books & Audio Books Free to borrow for 3 weeks
eBooks & eAudiobooks Free to borrow for 2, or 3 weeks
eMagazines Free to borrow for 1, 2, or 3 weeks
Music CDs £1.60 (£1 concessions) to borrow for 1 week
25p daily fine (15p concessions)
DVDs £2.10 (£1.60 concessions) to borrow for 1 week
25p daily fine (15p concessions)
Lost items Cost to replace with a new item. If a new item cannot be acquired a default charge will apply


Concessionary rates apply to those in receipt of benefits and those aged under 18 or over 60.
Charged items borrowed from libraries outside Luton may incur different charges and fines.


Other Charges

Item Type
Lost Library Card Free
Photocopying A4 B&W single-sided: 20p
A3 B&W single-sided: 40p
Printing A4 B&W: 20p
A4 Colour: 40p
A3 B&W: 40p
A3 Colour (where available): 80p
Computers Library members: Free for one hour per day. Each additional hour: £1 (60p concessions)
Additional time is free for children and young people, under 19, in statutory education.
Those completing Universal Credit applications and Job Seekers can ask for a second hour free.
Non-library members: £3 per hour. Proof of identity, such as a passport or bank statement, is required.
Posters Please speak to a member of our team about prices.