Manchester City Council

Finsbury Park attack

Manchester is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Finsbury Park attack, especially those who have lost a loved one or been injured and traumatised.

Sign the online book of condolence.

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Libraries Charges and fines

Fines

Overdue items - notification charge

  • Postcards 70p each
  • Final reminder letters £1 each
  • Prosecution letters £5 each
  • Court summons £10 each
  • Fees at court £30 (plus any fines imposed by the Magistrate)

You cannot borrow any library items while you have any fines owing.

Overdue items - fines and recharges

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  • Books - fine of 20p per item per day
  • CDs, Spoken Word, Language Courses and Playsets - fine of 20p per item per day
  • Weekly DVDs, Blu-ray - recharge of 30p per item per day
  • Two-day Loan DVDs and Blu-ray - daily recharge equivalent to the full re-hire charge
  • Children under 13 do not pay fines or recharges
  • People aged 13-15 do not pay fines on books but do pay all other fines and recharges
  • People aged 16-59 pay all fines and recharges
  • People over 60 do not pay fines but do pay recharges
  • Visually impaired people aged 0-17 are exempt from fines and recharges
  • Visually impaired people aged 18-59 pay all fines and recharges
  • Visually impaired people over 60 do not pay fines but do pay recharges

Lost and damaged Items

  • You will be asked to pay the current replacement cost of the item and an administration charge of £2 per item
  • The full replacement cost of the item (and £2 administration) is also charged for missing packaging and text from CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray etc.
  • If the lost item is later found, we will refund any replacement cost paid (on production of receipt) but not the administration charge of £2
  • Missing bar codes - 50p per item

How to pay your fine

  • Fines can be paid at any of our libraries either at the counter or via the RFID machines. 
  • We accept cash, cheque and in some libraries debit or credit card.

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