• 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 30 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

Any items that are available on the shelf at any of our libraries, will be transferred to your pick up branch for free. 

If items are out on loan or are new items still being processed, a $2.00 reservation fee will apply. 

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 $2 per card. 

All Fees and Charges

General Fees  
Book Club Subscriptions$65.00per club per annum 
Invigilation$25.00per hour
Family History Group Membership$13.40each per annum
Program EntryVariousper person 
Library MerchandiseVariousper item 
Replacement Library Membership Cards$2.00per card
Digital Photographs - High Resolution$36.00per photo
Digital Photographs for
commercial use in publications
or television
$62.00per 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$0.30per item per day, up to $10 maximum per item
Reservation transfer from another Northern Beaches Library Freeper hold/reservation if item is available
Hold item $2.00per hold/reservation if item is out on loan or being processed

Printing and Photocopying

Please note: Funds added to library membership cards for printing, photocopying and scanning are non-refundable.

Photocopy BW A4$0.20per copy
Photocopy BW A3$0.40per copy
Photocopy Colour A4$2.00per copy
Photocopy Colour A3$3.00per copy
Scanning$0.30per scan up to 50MB
Commercial Publications SaleVarious 

Microfiche B&W


per copy  

Room Hire
Meeting Room Hire commercial use small (capacity up to 10 people) - $15.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire commercial use medium (capacity 11-20 people) - $22.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire commercial use large (capacity 21+ people) - $30.00 per hour 
Meeting Room Hire non commercial medium (capacity 11-20 people) - $11.00 per hour
Meeting Room Hire non commercial large (capacity 21+ people) - $15.00 per hour
Booking cancellation (less than minimum 48 hours notice provided) -  $30.00 per booking