• students studying together

Membership is free. You can borrow books, use online resources or do your own research, all at no charge. We keep our other charges to a minimum so all members of the community can access our services.

Overdue Items

If your item is overdue we charge you 25 cents per day per item, up to a maximum of $10 per item. You will be unable to borrow or renew any items, or place a hold on any item until your overdue charges are reduced to less than $5. 

Reserving an Item

Reserving and transferring an item from another Northern Beaches Library branch - cost $1 per item. 

Requesting an Item from another library service

  • Requesting an item from another public library service - cost $3 per item.
  • Requesting an item from a University/Corporate/TAFE or other non-public Library Network will be at cost. 

Lost and Damaged Items

If an item is damaged or lost - cost $5 per item plus the cost of replacing the item.

Replacement Library Cards

If you have lost your card it can be replaced - cost $1 per card. 

All Fees and Charges

General Fees  
Book Club Subscriptions$65.00per club per annum 
Invigilation$25.00per hour
Family History Group Membership$13.00each per annum
Program EntryVariousper person 
Library MerchandiseVariousper item 
Replacement Library Membership Cards$1.00per card
Digital Photographs - High Resolution$35.00per photo
Digital Photographs for
commercial use in publications
or television
$60.00per photo
Fax Services  
Fax Local$2.00per page
Fax STD$3.00first page
Fax STD$2.00per subsequent page
Fax ISD$8.00first page
Fax ISD$2.00per subsequent page
Self Service Fax at
Mona Vale branch
$1.50per page

Northern Beaches Council Inter-Library loan (item requested from another library service for transfer)

$3.00per item 
University/Corporate/TAFE or
other non-public Library Network
At costper item 
Lost and Damaged items$5.00 per item plus replacement cost of item
Overdue items$0.25per item per day, up to $10 maximum
per item
Hold item (reservation transfer from another Northern Beaches library)$1.00per hold/reservation
Printing and Photocopying  
Photocopy BW A4$0.20per copy
Photocopy BW A3$0.40per copy
Photocopy Colour A4$1.50per copy
Photocopy Colour A3$3.00per copy
Scanning$0.20per scan up to 50MB
Commercial Publications SaleVarious 
Microfiche B&W$0.20per copy
Room Hire
Meeting Room Hire commercial use - Up to 10 pax - $15.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire commercial use - Small Room - $22.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire commercial use - Large room - $30.00 per hour 
Meeting Room Hire not for profit/closed community group - Small room - $11.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire not for profit/closed community group - Large room $15.00 per hour
Booking cancellation (less than minimum 48 hours notice provided) - $30.00 per booking
Open community group use - all libraries with meeting rooms (free up to 2 hours)